“It is dangerous and illegal to walk on the highway.”
—Quote from the Michigan driver’s ed manual 
I grew up in Detroit, Motor City, and so my delight in carless transportation has always seemed a bit perverse. But anybody who is a writer knows the feeling. What we do might not be dangerous or illegal, but it can sometimes look a little crazy from the outside.
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What’s a Low Residency MFA?

I just started my second semester in a low residency MFA program at Pacific University in Oregon. When I tell people this, they usually ask: What does that mean? At Pacific University and most other low residency programs, the semesters begin in June and January, with a 10-day residency. Pacific students meet on campus near Portland, Oregon in June and on the coast at Seaside in January. Students are assigned a...

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