Marginalia, Graduate Blog

Soon-Soon Monsoon

by Justin Grogan

I was recently speaking with my thesis advisor, Michael Robins, when he mentioned that it is common for manuscripts to end where the next book picks up. I hadn’t really …

Soon-Soon Monsoon

I was recently speaking with my thesis advisor, Michael Robins, when he mentioned that it is common for manuscripts to end where the next book picks up. I hadn’t really …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Justin Grogan, jgrogan@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Job Search Begins

by Justin Botz

Only a few more months before I finish my MFA, but the job search has just begun. There is some natural anxiety as I begin this transition from grad school …

The Job Search Begins

Only a few more months before I finish my MFA, but the job search has just begun. There is some natural anxiety as I begin this transition from grad school …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Student Spotlight: Jess Dugan

by Evan Baden

Jess Dugan recently completed her MFA at Columbia and she is already well on her way to having success in the field of photography.

Student Spotlight: Jess Dugan

Jess Dugan recently completed her MFA at Columbia and she is already well on her way to having success in the field of photography.

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Student Spotlight: Javier Delgado

by Conor O'Farrell

“So, like right now, for example the Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all, ‘What about the strain on our resources?’ Well it’s like when I …

Student Spotlight: Javier Delgado

“So, like right now, for example the Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all, ‘What about the strain on our resources?’ Well it’s like when I …

Cinema Art + Science - Creative Producing Conor O'Farrell, conor.ofarrell@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

TRIGGER WARNING: THERE WILL BE BLOOD

by Daniel Scott Parker

(See also: sentimentality.) In almost any beginning workshop, you’ll learn that there’s one thing that will turn a good poem sour in a jiffy: sentimentality. Well, I happen to like sentimentality. …

TRIGGER WARNING: THERE WILL BE BLOOD

(See also: sentimentality.) In almost any beginning workshop, you’ll learn that there’s one thing that will turn a good poem sour in a jiffy: sentimentality. Well, I happen to like sentimentality. …

Daniel Scott Parker MFA Poetry Daniel Scott Parker, danielsparker@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

MAT Purgatory

by Cherie Tymkiw

So quickly all these events happened. Turning in of papers was followed by last days of classes. Working on my project presentation board to hang up in the fourth floor …

MAT Purgatory

So quickly all these events happened. Turning in of papers was followed by last days of classes. Working on my project presentation board to hang up in the fourth floor …

Art Education (K-12) MAT Cherie Tymkiw, cherie.tymkiw@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

We Did It!

by Christine Reed

We graduated!  The past two weeks have been absolutely crazy, emotional, exciting and challenging, but within just a few days I completed student teaching, turned in my final projects and papers …

We Did It!

We graduated!  The past two weeks have been absolutely crazy, emotional, exciting and challenging, but within just a few days I completed student teaching, turned in my final projects and papers …

Elementary Education MAT Christine Reed, christine.reed1@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

I’m Done! So…What Now?

by Evan Baden

Three years ago, I began my MFA journey at Columbia. Now, as of a few days ago, that part of my life is finished. But, for me, the MFA and …

I’m Done! So…What Now?

Three years ago, I began my MFA journey at Columbia. Now, as of a few days ago, that part of my life is finished. But, for me, the MFA and …

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn

by Conor O'Farrell

Forgot that I had a blog due, that’s how demanding Los Angeles has become. I guess if I worked for a paper I’d be fired. [Don’t fire me, guys]. Today …

The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn

Forgot that I had a blog due, that’s how demanding Los Angeles has become. I guess if I worked for a paper I’d be fired. [Don’t fire me, guys]. Today …

Cinema Art + Science - Creative Producing Conor O'Farrell, conor.ofarrell@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Why Grad School?

by Steph Jurusz

This past week I had the pleasure of meeting some of the newly admitted students in the next cohort of Nonfiction MFA students at Columbia. One of the questions prospective …

Why Grad School?

This past week I had the pleasure of meeting some of the newly admitted students in the next cohort of Nonfiction MFA students at Columbia. One of the questions prospective …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Steph Jurusz, stephanie.jurusz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605