Seth is in Madison. I think this is cool. I also think that while MFA’s are not necessary AT ALL to the writing career, it is also not harmful. I don’t see any connection at all between Mcdonald’s and poetry workshops. Actually, I think the phenomenon is great. I no longer wallow in the doom and gloom of the death of poetry, as I did years ago when MFA programs weren’t so popular. I hope that what the increase in creative writing programs would do is create more readers of contemporary poetry and fiction. 

by Feng

An Open Letter to Poets Who Hate the Creative Writing MFA