Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Effect of M.F.A. Writers' Workshops on American Literature

Less than a lifetime ago, reputable American writers would occasionally start fistfights, sleep in ditches and even espouse communist doctrines. Such were the prerogatives and exigencies of the artist's existence, until M.F.A. [Masters of Fine Arts] programs arrived to impose discipline and provide livelihoods. Whether the professionalization of creative writing has been good for American literature has set off a lot of elegantly worded and soul-searching and well-mannered debate.

Timothy Aubry 

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