Newsflash: some middle-aged writing teachers flummoxed by attentions from young students

Steve Salerno, former journalism/creative writing instructor at Indiana University and Muhlenberg College, sheds a tear over the temptation for middle-aged writing professors when young coeds try to “do the prof.” The piece is milquetoast enough not to be terribly provocative. Still, you wouldn’t want to have to explain it to the dean while giving a pitch for a tenure-track position.

Speaking of writing programs, I’m not saying the rankings were ever accurate, but I wonder if the editors of U.S. News & World Report ever plan to update those 1997 graduate creative writing M.F.A. rankings that are still cited on schools’ websites.


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