So I got an email this morning from SIUC...I'm in for Poetry! This one was kind of personal for me because I published my first poem after attending a publishing workshop by two of their faculty. So they've already done a lot for me as far as I'm concerned. Funny that Crab Orchard Review didn't take the poems in my portfolio though LOL
I recognize that I have been very fortunate to receive these notifications early and to have them be good news. I can't wait until schools really start notifying because there are a lot of people in limbo! There's still anxiety that comes along with knowing something though. Now I'm researching the schools again and re-thinking my personal ranking of the programs.