I had an interesting evening at Rutgers Thursday-- a provocative discussion. I can't say I was at my best. I tried to cram too many ideas and anecdotes into a three-hour time span. It didn't quite come off. I also lost half my audience when I took on MFA programs. Understandable, given the context!
Jackie Corley, who's personable and intelligent, was a good addition, and made many points (as did students) I'm still mulling over. The chief idea of any such event is to give one things to think about afterward. I hope this was accomplished.
I liked the Rutgers campus. Benjamin Batorsky did a first-rate job of organizing the affair (and asked many first-rate questions). This was my first visit to Rutgers. I hope it won't be my last.