“MFA Thesis (and/or Life Reevaluation)”

September 8, 2014

Did your MFA program offer impractical courses like “Problems in Modern Fiction”? At the Ploughshares blog, Rebecca Makkai offers some suggestions for more useful classes, such as “Introduction to Despair,” “Pretending You’re Talking to Terry Gross When You’re Alone in the Car,” and “The Art of the Flirty Author Photo Grimace.” Pair with: Our interview with Makkai.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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