Bankrupt Bard writes in. Again, I'm swamped today for time. Will be addressing this later this week. In the meantime, BB and I would appreciate your opinions.
First off, your blog is a great service and displays a real commitment to writing, not to mention generosity toward young people struggling with a difficult dream to realize. A fine idea that addresses a real need.
I'm in my early 40s, married, two elementary school age kids, been working as a journalist for years and I want take time out and get an MFA in poetry. Even with full funding and some teaching, it seems I'd only be making $10,000 or $15,000 a year, if that much-- not an attractive prospect for a family of four. Are grants a viable option, or am I just dreaming? What are the odds of getting up to survival level income without loading on so much outside work that I have no time left for writing?