Poetry: Sally Ball, Natalie Diaz, Norman Dubie, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Cynthia Hogue, Alberto Álvaro Ríos
Fiction: Matt Bell, Tara Ison, T. M. McNally
The program offers teaching assistantships, Piper Global Fellowships, and university graduate fellowships.
This program hosts the Virginia G. Piper Distinguished Visiting Writers Series and the annual Desert Nights, Rising Stars conference. Other features include the MFA Reading Series, opportunities to work with Four Way Books and participate in community outreach activities such as teaching creative writing in prison. 
Dexter Booth, Adrienne Celt, Matthew Gavin Frank, Caitlin Horrocks, Allegra Hyde, Tayari Jones, Hugh Martin, Bonnie Nadzam