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.