Sometimes we kid out of spite, sometimes out of love. In my case, it's mostly out of jealousy with regards to mfa programs. On the one hand, I wish I had my shit together when I was younger. On the other hand, I wouldn't be where I am today. I guess best of both would be to know what I knew then blah blah blah get to the funny stuff already. 

First up is an MFA for the rest of us - kind of a Festivus of writing programs. I found it via twitter and you can find it here. It's from Rebecca Makkai, who has a regular and interesting column on Ploughshares Literary Magazine. 

Second, though if you skipped the other one this will be first, is How to Be Sincere in Your Poetry Workshop by Roberto Montes.  This link will take you to day one and you can then click through the rest of the days. Unless you are reading this on your phone. In which case you are on your own. 

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AuthorJames Escher