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University of South Florida

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Tampa, Florida
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Rita Ciresi
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Hunt Hawkins and Jay Hopler. Fiction writers: Karen Brown, Rita Ciresi, John Henry Fleming, and Jarod Roselló. Nonfiction writer: Ira Sukrungruang. Poet and nonfiction writer: Heather Sellers.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Saw Palm, Banyan, The Mailer Review, Aphra Behn Online

Other Features: 

The program also offers degrees in graphic narrative, and hosts the Florida Literary Arts Coalition reading series, the student-run colloquium Blank Pages, the student-run reading series 6 X 6, and a National Poetry Month celebration. Other features include the literary magazine Saw Palm.


Karen Brown, Alicia Thompson, John Nieves, Daniele Pantano, Jaquira Diaz

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