All right, I'm still trying to carve time for the mailbag. Friday definitely. In the meantime, two important things:
1. Anxious in Aurora has put up a blog that will keep track of acceptances and rejections from various programs. This will give some insight into how things are falling into place. The website is http://mfacw.blogspot.com/
2. I received an interesting question that I'll respond to on Friday. For those of you visiting now, feel free to list your own response in the comments section. Intriguing perspective here.
"I am new to creative writing. I looked over the AWP Guide to Writing Programs. You have to pick: fiction. Poetry. Non fiction. Maybe creative non fiction. But then I read your blog, and I hear lots of people besides me cant seem to fit themselves into one of these categories. Lots of great writers wrote in multiple genres and/or blended genres. So I'm thinking this business of categorization, of forcing an applicant to choose before he/she even starts, is ridiculous. In fact, I think in the culture the boundaires between the genres is breaking down, and the MFA programs are slow to pick up on this, they're not behind the 8 ball.
My question: what 's your opinion on this subject?"
-- Puzzled in Petaluma