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University of Arizona

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Tucson, Arizona
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sharonne Meyerson
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Susan Briante, Alison Deming, Farid Matuk, and Joshua Marie Wilkinson. Fiction writers: Kate Bernheimer, Fenton Johnson, Manuel Munoz, and Aurelie Sheehan. Nonfiction writers: Christopher Cokinos and Ander Monson.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Scholarships, Instructorships, Internship opportunities with various publications, presses, and cultural centers, Editor-in-Chief position at the Sonora Review, UA Foundation Awards, Poetry Center Poet-in-Residence

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Sonora Review, Kore Press, Chax Press, Tucson Weekly, Terrain.org

Other Features: 

This program hosts the Prose Reading Series for visiting writers as well as the student Works-in-Progress Reading Series. Other features include the University of Arizona Poetry Center, the English Graduate Union (EGU), and the Southern Arizona Writing Project.


Loren Goodman, Tony Hoagland, Antonya Nelson, David Rivard, Richard Russo, Richard Siken, David Foster Wallace

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