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Q: “What Will You Do with an MFA in Poetry?”

October 4, 2009

A:

First of all, you can put away your old-school notions about the liberal arts. Back when you grew up, Plato banished poets from his Republic. These days, there is no poet leper colony.

It is true, ________[1], I have no marketable life skills and fewer survivor skills. Very little separates me from infants or the women of VH1’s Rock of Love.

-by MFA holder Sheera Talpaz via rumpus.net

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