Critical Dialogue

Each time I go to a critique at the MFA program at Moore, I leave feeling so full. I am reminded time and again the value of the bond forged in the crucible of grad school and the power of shared experience. The relationships are not based on what any one of us brings to the table, but rather on the collective understanding of what it means to be in the place that we are. Together, there to aid, support, and even commiserate sometimes.
I think one of the most valuable forms of support is putting in the effort to have real critical dialogue. Not the dismissive or flat responses that is the unfortunate status quo in an average conversation. Rather, deep, meaningful questions preceded by careful observation with the goal of unpacking meaning and experience beyond the surface.


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