I need some help with these, especially from poets! -- Tom
I am about to begin my MFA in poetry at
______ University, and I have noticed when I speak with my classmates,
that we talk about poetry in very different ways. While I usually opt
for plainer, layman's terms ("the line could be more musical" for
example), the other students in my class opt for literary terms that I
am not even familiar with. Is there a book you could recommend so that
I can translate their critiques?
My second question: After my MFA, I am interested in pursuing a
master's in literature, in hopes that that degree, coupled with my
MFA, will make me more appealing to universities as I look for a
position. Is this incorrect?