Naropa University, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1974
Location: 
Boulder, CO
Genre: 
Not Genre-Specific
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
12-24
Application Deadline: 
January 16, 2018
Application Fee: 
$60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jeffrey Pethybridge
Core Faculty Includes: 

J’Lyn Chapman, Jeffrey Pethybridge, Michelle Naka Pierce, Christopher David Rosales, Andrew Schelling, Anne Waldman

Guest Faculty Includes:
Erik Anderson, Jennifer K. Dick, Janice Lee, Fred Moten, Cecilia Vicuna, Simone White

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers three full funding awards (the Anne Waldman, Allen Ginsberg, and Anselm Hollo Graduate Fellowships which cover full tuition plus stipend and scholarship); additionally the program offers numerous partial-funding awards in the form of scholarships and teaching/graduate assistantships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the Summer Writing Program, which brings in more than fifty guests each year and offers students the opportunity to be in dialogue with a community of writers and artists. The program includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events, and more.

The Kerouac School hosts several readings and events, including the 4x4 student reading series, the What Where Series, the JKS Symposium, the Scalapino Lecture in Innovative Poetics, the Ginsberg Visiting Fellow, the [Dis]embodied Poetics Conference, and Embodied Poetics: a collaboration with the MFA Theater department.

The program also offers contemplative opportunities in meditation, yoga, ikebana, or Contemplative Poetics. Other features include a seminar in pedagogy, letterpress printing, and community teaching through Project Outreach.

Graduates: 

Erik Anderson, Will Christopher Baer, Brenda Coultas, kari edwards, Laird Hunt, Rachel Levitsky, Sean Murphy, Eleni Sikelianos, Danielle Vogel