February 1985

Looking for Work

Mari Lonano
Ever since we have been putting pen to paper, there has existed a conflict between the love of the art and the need for financial survival.
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Whole Sight: Notes on New Black Fiction

Charles Johnson
During the last decade, black writing has moved forward on two clear fronts, the commercial, and in respect to content, by which I mean this: a wider audience has opened for a few black writers, and the seldom-discussed ' experience of black women has, like the experience of women in general, been thematized in literature, thereby bringing to light a level of social discrimination the nation needs to deal with.

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The MFA and the Job Market

Gale Arnoux
(The following talk was delivered at the Tenth Anniversary of Wichita State University's MFA program.)
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The MFA and the PhD: Where Do We Go From Here?

Francois Camoin
I think that the AWP forgot something: poetry and fiction writing should be taught by people who spend a major part of their waking lives writing poetry and fiction.
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