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MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
New York, New York
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Luis Jaramillo
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Mark Bibbins, Elaine Equi, Hettie Jones, David Lehman, Robert Polito, and Laurie Sheck. Fiction writers: Ann Hood, Shelley Jackson, Luis Jaramillo, James Lasdun, Patrick McGrath, Sigrid Nunez, Dale Peck, John Reed, Helen Schulman, Darcey Steinke, Stephen Wright, and Tiphanie Yanique. Nonfiction writers: Susan Cheever, John Freeman, Zia Jaffrey, Suzannah Lessard, Honor Moore, Benjamin Taylor, and Brenda Wineapple.  

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, Program Assistantships, Fellowships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

LIT, 12th Street Journal, Freeman's Journal

Other Features: 

The program hosts weekly readings, lectures, forums, and public programs with agents, editors, publishers, teachers, writers, and partner literary organizations like the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem, the Community of Literary Magazines and Publishers, the National Book Critics Circle, the National Book Foundation, and Publishing Triangle.

Other features include the student- and alumni-run literary journal LIT; Freeman’s Journal, published in collaboration with Grove Press; over 30 free supplemental short courses; and the Writing & Publishing Lab, which offers opportunities to work with New York publishers and literary organizations to gain hands-on skills in multi-platform narrative and production.


Alysia Abbott, Christopher Beha, Jennifer Benka, Mark Bibbins, Jennifer Close, Alice Eve Cohen, Siobhan Fallon, Miranda Field, Amy Lawless, David Samuel Levinson, Douglas A. Martin, Patricia McCormick, Danielle Pafunda, Sufjan Stevens, Haley Tanner, Justin Taylor, Kathleen Ossip, Rachel Zolf

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