If you're serious about writing, he'll be serious about helping you. Otherwise, expect to get made fun of on a daily basis. He sorts out who wants to be there v. who's just fluffing up their col. app.
Tries to hard to be "cool" and hip with his students and over the years his own insecurites of having gone so long without being published sabotaged countless young gifted writers
hilarious! ..eh, sometimes i feel like i'm not really learning in that class.. like i'm learning how to spot good writing but not how to write.