So I have some news. I feel very happy and nervous abut it but I also feel keenly aware that while I have good news some friends, who are extremely talented, have had bad news or are unable to take up the offer due to damn financial constraints.
So the news is that I have accepted an offer of study towards a PhD in creative writing at the IIML to start in March 2012.
It will be part-time study so I can continue to work part-time.
The PhD has two componants; creative and critical. For my creative component I intend to write a collection of poetry exploring the intersect between people and technology. For my critical component I intend to explore the use of science in the works of Jorie Graham, Lavinia Greenlaw and Robert Crawford. These things may, of course, alter slightly over the next few years.
I'll be using this blog as my reading journal next year but I'm hoping to continue with the interviews, poems and other booky stuff too.
I just want to say thank you to all my friends, family and everyone else who reads this blog and supports my work. None of it would have happened without your support.