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An Interview With Barnhardt Family Fund Recipient Noah Stetzer

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An Interview With Barnhardt Family Fund Recipient Noah Stetzer

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A Lifetime to Write: Warren Wilson and the Origins of the Low-Residency MFA

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A Lifetime to Write: Warren Wilson and the Origins of the Low-Residency MFA

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An Interview with Alumna Serene Taleb-Agha

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An Interview with Alumna Serene Taleb-Agha

By Adam Jernigan Serene Taleb-Agha (fiction, January ’12) was born in California. A recipient of the MFA Grant from Friends of Writers and Levis Funds from the MFA Program, she lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her husband and three children. Her writing has appeared in Azizah Magazine and is anthologized in Love Inshallah: The Secret Lives of American Muslim Women. She is currently at work on her first novel.   You studied engineering at Berkeley, correct? As you pursued a degree in the sciences, were you drawn at the same time to literature? Or did writing come later? Are they...

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An Interview with Alumnus Tommye Blount

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An Interview with Alumnus Tommye Blount

By Adam Jernigan Tommye Blount (poetry, July ’13) was born and raised in Detroit. A holder of the Holden Scholarship, his poems have appeared in Poetry, New England Review, Vinyl Poetry, Connotation Press, The Collagist and Upstreet. He is a Cave Canem Fellow and lives in Novi, Michigan.   Would you say a bit about the role poetry played in your life before coming to Warren Wilson?  These days I see teenagers writing fierce poems with a secret streak of jealousy, because I did not take poetry seriously until my early twenties. I had no idea who Diane Wakoski was when I signed up for her...

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A Conversation with Poetry Alum Brian Blanchfield

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A Conversation with Poetry Alum Brian Blanchfield

The Rules that Govern this Realm: Margaree Little in Conversation with Brian Blanchfield Your second book of poems, A Several World, received the 2014 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and was longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award. But you’re currently focusing on prose, and a book of essays, Onesheets, forthcoming from Nightboat Books. Could you talk about Onesheets? So “onesheets” are single-subject essays that take no recourse in authoritative sources— I think through the topic at hand and report on what it is I know or estimate or remember or misremember about...

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Reflections from Post-Graduate Student Lara Tupper

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Reflections from Post-Graduate Student Lara Tupper

I was in a slump, checking Hotmail for distractions, when I saw the news about the post-graduate option in the MFA Program for Writers. “Am I too old to apply?” I asked then-coordinator Amy Grimm. “You’re only too old if you’re dead,” she said. I checked the non-fiction box and mailed the application the next day. I had left one vocation (urban, academic) for another (bucolic, yogic). Beyond my office corner I could see the Berkshire Hills once enjoyed by Hawthorne, Melville and Edith Wharton. To pay the bills I booked musical acts at a large retreat center where I also taught writing...

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