So You Want to Get an MFA in Poetry?


Apart from the robotic voice and sync issues, I’d say this satirical cartoon is pretty darn educational. My favorite part?

“I believe reading too much will damage my inner artist.”

“Seriously, didn’t you go to college?”

“I do not want to be influenced by outside forces. I want my writing to be an expression of my heart.”

“I’m not sure that’s how it works.”

“You wouldn’t know how it works. You’re not an artist. I must be free to create.”

Reality bites. And I think this applies to any MFA, not just in poetry, for that matter.