Wednesday, April 1, 2009

And then there was UVA...

So now that last post about my visit to IU looks foolish. Everything I said was true, I really was looking forward to starting at IU in the fall, the program really is great, I still love those students I met, and Bloomington is pretty cool too...then Rita D.ove called and informed me I was accepted to UVA for poetry. At some point during this call I must have stopped breathing because she felt it necessary to instruct me to breathe. I was not expecting this call. After getting rejected by all the other majors (Michigan, Iowa, Cornell etc.) I just figured UVA wasn't an option for me so I thought I was basically done with notifications. I actually said, "OH NO!" to Rita D.ove because I really was content/ecstatic with my IU decision.

So now, I'm actually headed to UVA in the fall. I just keep telling myself about that poet on Indiana's waitlist who is going to be as happy as I was to get that call.

4 comments:

Luke said...

Not sure if this means anything, but I think you made the right call. Charlottesville is just one of those places, and UVA is just one of those programs--not that IU isn't--but, I can't imagine you'll find much better eyes for your work than Rita Dove and Gregory Orr.

unsaid said...

Thanks for the thumbs up, Luke!

Eduardo C. Corral said...

if i had to do it all over again, i would go to UVA instead of Iowa. you can't go wrong with dove, orr and wright.

i'm a little jealous!

best of luck!!!

JayTee said...

Thanks Eduardo!