The Hermit Poet

March 6, 2007

More Happy News

Filed under: General — Neil Aitken @ 12:07 pm

Well, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been accepted to another PhD program, making my efforts 2/2 so far. University B is also offering support and is located in a city that I already have close ties to. Both A and B were at the top of my list of places I wanted to attend, so tough decisions will have to be made. However, I’m quite certain I know where I need to be. University B’s program and faculty are a closer match to my own creative and critical projects — while studying and exploring a new part of the country a University A might be tempting, the actual work of the PhD seems better suited to what’s available at University B.

Still, it’s a shock that I got into University B — a pleasant shock, but a shock nonetheless. I still have some time to think things through and to wait on a couple other schools, but my first impulse is to go with University B.

And I promise I’ll get back to posting non-announcement stuff shortly. My post on “The Love Poem as Mnenomic” is crying out to be finished — and so I really should get on with it.

For those in the Vancouver area, I’ll be running a workshop called Brilliant Imagery for Writers next week, Friday March 16th at 7:00 pm at the Javanet Cafe in Vancouver (3436 W. Broadway, Vancouver). Contact me if you’re interested.

5 Responses to “More Happy News”

  1. ken aitken Says:

    Congretulations from your parents. We are so proud of you even before you got accepted. We are always so proud of you.

    Mom and Dad

  2. margaret Says:

    congrats again neil. i knew everything would work out for you, there is always someone looking after you! such a great program and is a testament to your talent and contributions to poetry…. xo m

  3. Lee H. Says:

    this is great news, neil! congratulations.

  4. Pearl Says:

    Congrats. Should be a great opportunity.

  5. Robert Says:

    Awesome! What’s the plan for financing?

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