May 27, 2005, 12:51 PM
Post #52 of 59
Perridox, you wanted a gripe, so here are two: the food at Warren Wilson is pretty bad. And the mattresses (student mattresses of course) have plastic covers on them, so that if you don't bring your own mattress pad, you're kept awake by your own sliding and slipping and plasticy crackling sounds.
Re: [perridox] So What do you like/dislike about your MFA program?
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Seriously, I think one of the reasons that you don't hear more gripes, at least from those of us on the low-res side, is that we had to think long and hard before making such a big commitment of time and money. It is not an easy decision, and the people who are uncertain of its benefits generally opt out, which is right for them. Those of us who plunge in are pretty much determined to get everything we can out of it, and since we're grownups, we find ways to make it work.
I wouldn't trade this experience for anything, but that's just me. I have one friend, a poet, who got a traditional MFA, and she was very unimpressed with her program; she just doesn't post here. And I'm sure there are lots of disaffected MFA folks out there, but why would they be drawn to this forum? In that sense we're a self-selected bunch, for the most part.