The Utne Reader cites MFA in Writing alum Rich Farrell's creative nonfiction essay “Accidental Pugilism,” published in VCFA's Hunger Mountain (2011), our annual journal of the arts. Farrell’s essay contains "the most beautifully vivid description of an aura that we at Utne Reader have ever read."
Wow. No, double-Wow. It was also picked up by the Rumpus.
The Utne Reader goes on to say:
Don’t miss Hunger Mountain’s interview with Richard Farrell, about the author’s inspiration and writing process, or the rest of his insightful essay. The opening line will grab you—“My first diagnosed seizure occurred in the cockpit of a Navy T-34C Mentor, on a formation flight”—and it just gets better from there.