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Whose Voices Get Heard in a Writing Workshop?

In my MFA, the people who spoke the most were praised for their intelligence. But the pressure to participate isn’t helpful for every student.

No, I didn’t say that. Kiley didMen Explain Things to Me

Craft in the Real World

Kiley Bense is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Believer, Longreads, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. In 2018, she was one of the winners of the Poets & Writers Amy Award for poetry. You can read more of her writing at