About "From Somewhere Down South to South Beach"
"From Somewhere Down South to South Beach" takes an irreverant look at the seedier side of the MFA experience. In his review of Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times for the LA Times, Mark Weingarten writes, "How about MFA program as bacchanal? That's the alluring picture Michelle Richmond paints in her essay, which describes her pursuit of a master's in a college nestled in the Ozark foothills. 'There we were," she writes, "a bunch of would-be Zeldas...frolicking in our underwear in a pond in the moonlight less than one week into our graduate school experience.' What would Frank Conroy have thought?"