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The holiday season is kind of a ridiculous time, if you think about it; when else, during the year, do we so wholly dedicate the (sometimes literal) fabric of our daily lives around a certain aesthetic for as long as a month? It’s pleasant, yes, but it’s weird. The fake white beards, the ho-ho-ho-ing, the […]

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A Visit From Lydia Yuknavitch

So often I’ll be doing something, anything, just going about my day, and the question will kind of fall on me — why are things the way that they are? Because things so rarely make sense — think about the days of your life. Think about a good day you’ve had, a fun night out, […]

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It’s been raining a lot lately — good weather for reading. The best weather for going to a reading? Perhaps not. But that all depends on the reading you’re thinking about going to, and this reading is well worth it. So make like Donald Duck and break out your umbrellas and make your way to […]

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Korean poet extraordinaire Kim Yideum will read Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Hammes Bookstore on Notre Dame’s campus. Yideum will be reading simultaneously with one of her translators, Ji Yoon Lee, a recent graduate of the Notre Dame MFA in Poetry. They will be reading from Yideum’s Cheer Up Femme Fatale, recently published in English […]

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Come on out to the 4th Annual Wham! Bam! Poetry Slam! at the Snite Museum of Art on April 5th, 2016! The event starts at 5:00 pm and is free and open to the public! A poetry slam is a competitive event in which individual poets perform their work and are judged by random members […]

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In one word the answer is TERMINAL! A Masters in Fine Arts is a terminal degree. A PhD is a terminal degree but a Masters degree is not equivalent to an MFA or a PhD. Wear, use, and remember the letters with pride.

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Sami Schalk ’10 told us about one major benefit to getting her MFA at Notre Dame: “I have been telling a lot of folks recently how much getting the MFA has benefited me in the dissertation writing process. I have no hang-ups about showing my work to people, writing or revising in ways that many […]

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Are we ranked?

I quote our stunning faculty member, Joyelle McSweeney, “Fun as football is for all of us poets, can we maybe discard the idea that MFA programs are rivals trying to push each other out of the rankings, rather than allies trying to make as much space in this lousy world for writing and art as […]

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