Poets: Rita Dove, Paul Guest, Debra Nystrom, Gregory Orr, and Lisa Russ Spaar. Fiction writers: Jane Alison, Jeffrey Renard Allen, Sydney Blair, John Casey, Elizabeth Denton, Jeb Livingood, and Christopher Tilghman.
Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships
All students are fully funded for two years.
The program hosts the Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Program and the Rea Writer Series, which includes weeklong visits and one-on-one conferences with notable writers. Other features include the literary magazine Meridian, and the $10,000 Henfield Prize, given for the best work of fiction written by a student in the program.