Alumni Interviews

Luke Percy, Fiction

Why did you choose Alabama for your MFA? What were you doing before you came here? I think the most honest answer here would be: Alabama chose me. As an international student who decided very late in the application season to pursue an MFA, I scattered my applications all over the board. Not only was […]

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Shelley Feller, Poetry

Why did you choose Alabama for your MFA? What were you doing before you came here? To be perfectly honest, I didn’t know much about Alabama when I decided to apply. Five years ago, one of my favorite poets told me that all you really need from an MFA is money and time. In this […]

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Diamond Forde, Poetry

Why did you choose Alabama for your MFA? What were you doing before you came here? Let’s be honest—there was some degree of hesitation. Here I am, heavy-set black girl smack dab in the heart of the South, surrounded by a sea of very similar, very unfamiliar faces. Community was a key factor in my […]

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