Saturday, February 09, 2008


Dear Graduate Program(s):

Hi! If you are here, it means you have received the card I sent you. Welcome! I am a writer of the creative non-fiction style. I’m a big fan of the memoir and a bigger fan of semi-fictionalized anecdotes. How do you like them? I hope you like them a lot and that you like my creative nonfiction stories, which I have attached below as handy links. Most of them are postmodern, like the URL I sent you -- Keeping in mind Second Life, Web 2.0, postmodernity, cyber presence and all that, I have posted my portfolio electronically. Not only does it save paper, but it saves me from having to talk to postal workers. And I don’t have to leave the comfort of my apartment (or put on pants). But enough about me.

Why do you want RdB for your creative writing program? Simple. I like writing. I like reading. You probably like those two things. We have stuff in common and should hook it up. Not even lying. Just shoot me an email to the address provided (no snail mail, please), and we’ll draw up the papers (as PDF attachments, please).

Best Regards yo,



How to Survive a Car Wreck
Maus Haus
Free Ride
The Man in the Quarry

1 comment:

Charles said...

You should put something on here about perhaps completing the entire MFA from home, using PDFs and electronic signatures and stuff.
Maybe if they have a web cam they could just transport your digital likeness right into the classroom.

Seriously, have you thought about low residency?

I've got a story memorized myself. Actually it's because I forgot my pencil, but It begins with this long precession through a kingdom, and the King is walking along, and, oh wait, I forgot to mention it but there is this horse, lying by the side of the road and . . .