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Defying the Western Narrative — Interview with Janet Pocorobba for DIY MFA

Michael Palmer - Thursday, April 11, 2019

Janet Pocorobba, author of the incredible new memoir The Fourth String speaks with DIY MFA on her new book as well as how to defy writing structures both in the classroom and on the page. Read More


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