The Harriet Blog (which is affiliated with the Poetry Foundation) posted an article today called “After the MFA: Some Questions for Jeremy Hoevenaar” where 2 poets discuss the value (in its many forms) of an MFA program.
Jeremy Hoevenaar gives generous answers about his experience within an MFA curriculum, community, and mind-frame. He also talks about the program in hindsight, its lasting effect on his writing process, and what the hell he’s doing now with the degree.
Though the interview focuses on poetry, potential fiction and non-fiction candidates (or anyone considering creative writing studies) should find Jeremy’s thoughts useful in some way. Check out the interview HERE.
Are you currently enrolled in an MFA program? Have you graduated from one? What was it like? Was it “worth it?” How did it change you? And what doors did it open? Let us know in the comments section below.