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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer Junot Diaz Laments About The Lack of Diversity in MFA Programs

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Junot Díaz--Excerpts from the Dismantle Anthology Introduction in the NEW YORKER-
MFA VS. POC

"When I was in my mid-twenties I decided to apply for an MFA in creative writing. Part of it was I wanted to get serious with my writing—whatever that meant. Part of it was that my body was getting worn out from delivering pool tables. Part of it was a worrying sense I had that I was going to need a lot more sophistication if I was ever going to be any good at writing. And part of it was I didn’t know I had other options..."

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2014/04/mfa-vs-poc.html

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Junot Diaz is a Dominican-American writer. He is a MIT professor & Boston Review editor. Central to his work is the immigrant experience, with books including This is How You Lose Her, Drown, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao & Monstro. He is a Pulitzer Prize Winner & a MacArthur Fellow, and a founding member of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Writing Workshop.

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