Category Archives: MFA
Tears, Tassels, and Terminal Degrees

I chose to pursue the MFA to extend my academic career and study writing, an act I had always loved and enjoyed for as long as I can remember. I could insert the obligatory “You don’t need an MFA to be a writer” here, but I’ imagine pursuants of the terminal degree have already read all the arguments, and my comments won’t present anything new. I wanted to stay in school. I wanted to teach. I wanted to join a community of writers. I wanted to make myself more marketable. The latter being a top priority, I enrolled in the…