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Naropa University, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

MFA Program

A Writer's Practicum with Anne Waldman

MFA Program Established: 
1974
Location:
Boulder, Colorado
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Cross-Genre
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
40
Application Deadline:
February 1, 2014
Application Fee: 
$60
Contact E-mail: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Junior Burke, Reed Bye, J’Lyn Chapman, Anselm Hollo, Bhanu Kapil, Michelle Naka Pierce, Andrea Rexilius, Andrew Schelling, Anne Waldman

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, Anne Waldman Fellowship, Scholarships and Awards

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Bombay Gin, Not Enough Night, Interzone, Summer Writing Program (SWP) Magazine, The Harry Smith Print Shop

Other Features: 

This program features several reading series, such as the 4x4 student reading series, the MFA graduation readings, and the What Where Series of visiting writers. Students attend workshops with visiting writers and artists in the Kerouac School’s renowned Summer Writing Program. Over sixty guests visit each year, offering students the opportunity to be in dialogue with a community of writers. Programming includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events, and more. Students may also study translation.

The program collaborates with the theatre department in embodied poetics and has a contemplative requirement to be completed in meditation, yoga, ikebana, or Contemplative Poetics or Mind Moving. Other features include a seminar in pedagogy, letterpress printing, community teaching through Project Outreach, and the JKS Symposium.

Graduates: 

Will Christopher Baer, Brenda Coultas, Kari Edwards, Laird Hunt, Rachel Levitsky, Sean Murphy, Eleni Sikelianos

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