With all due respect to my friends, colleagues, and mentors in the MFA program, I was thinking the other day that if I had been blogging prior to entering the program, I might have made a different decision.
And this is with the full disclosure that I loved my MFA program, loved working with the tremendous artists enrolled with me in my courses.
But blogging has been surprisingly educational for me in a way that my MFA program couldn’t have been. I’ve been in touch with and heard about poets I never would have encountered outside the blogosphere, and I’ve been able to make really positive connections with other working poets around the country and, in some cases, in different countries.
Maybe I should say that blogging has been a wonderful complement to my MFA—not a replcement for or revision of, but a comfortable dovetail.
Basically, for you, this means Thanks.