Monthly Archives: September 2012

Necessary Confusions

September 28, 2012  |  MFA

My own teaching life feels haunted. I don’t mean that the classroom is filled with ghosts, nor that tradition’s image is the book as sepulcher suddenly opened (though, on second thought, both these denials might be true). I mean something much simpler, much more common, something I’m sure every teacher of writing must feel at […]

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What you think you know about fiction

September 25, 2012  |  Fiction

What you think you know about fiction no longer matters. You are in your first graduate workshop. You are intimidated. You are scared. You are intimidated and scared because your professor is intimidating and scary. He knows more about everything than you do. Both of you understand this. He knows what he is doing, and […]

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Welcome to the blog!

September 20, 2012  |  Fort Collins, MFA, Regional Events, Uncategorized

It is fall in Fort Collins, which means we wake up to crisp, cool mornings and by mid-afternoon, we are heading to the river to enjoy a respite from the Colorado sun.   Our town, located alongside the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, boasts the oldest MFA program in the state.  Our earlier MA in Creative […]

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