It’s official. In 2007, I will join the faculty at Rutgers University, Newark Campus. Yes, this means that I will get to live in New York, and it also means that I will be able to be a part of a really exciting M.F.A program. Rutgers-Newark is not only the most diverse college campus in the country, but it will be home to a truly urban M.F.A. program.
When I say “urban”, I mean it in a good way. I mean urban in the sense of telling the stories– the real stories– of the people who live in America’s cities. The program is headed by Jayne Anne Phillips, a fine writer, and a woman with a vision.
For those of you considering an MFA, stay tuned for more information on the program. The web site will be up soon.