Poetry: Rigoberto González, Rachel Hadas, A. Van Jordan, Brenda Shaughnessy
Fiction: Alice Elliott Dark, Tayari Jones, John Keene, Jayne Anne Phillips, Akhil Sharma
Nonfiction: James Goodman
The program fully funds all students at the in-state rate, as well as through teaching assistantships, part-time lectureships, Truman Capote Fellowships, and part-time positions in the Writing Center.
The program hosts a visiting writers series, the Writers at Newark Reading Series , and the Chancellor's MFA Mentors Program with local Newark high schools. Other features include concentrations in cultural, political, and ethnic studies, literature and book arts, and performance and media studies.
Kevin Catalano, Susan Muaddi Darraj, Saeed Jones, Ryan McIlvain, Gregory Pardlo, Christa Parravani, Robert Pulcini, Evan Roskos, Roberto Santiago, Lisa Tracy