Finished my last class for my MFA at USF on wednesday…international poetry and poetics with Paul Hoover. my classmates gave wonderful presentations on Pessoa, Marinetti, Artaud, Juderlund, Celan, Prassimos, Paz, and I did Oswald de Andrade’s Brazilwood Poetry Manifesto, which I translated (with the amazing Jennifer Frota) and annotated. It was an exciting class all semester, and nice in conjunction with the American poetry and poetics class last semester with Rob Halpern.
After class, I was sad that this experience has come to an end. I am grateful to all my teachers: Aaron Shurin, Rusty Morrison, Rob, Paul, Truong Tran, Susan Gevirtz, Anne Barrows, and Doug Powell — all of whom made my experience at The Lone Mountain School unforgettable. I am endlessly appreciative.
as for bloglanders, does anyone have any advice/words of wisdom for life after the MFA?????