Anyone have some advice or direction for Mike?
I've been reading your blog for a couple weeks now, and I've got a question. I write poetry, and one of (and I mean one of) my major interests is translation (Latin and Greek). Would it behoove me to apply only to those programs that have specializations in translation (I think Iowa offers an MFA in translation)? Will other MFA programs turn up their noses at someone who wants to spend a lot of his time translating, or at a portfolio that includes a lot of translation? If there are only a few programs that are good environments for people interested in translation, um, any idea which programs they are?
Any thoughts in response would be greatly appreciated.