MFA ProgramSee writers who attended this program
Poetry: Nicole Cooley, Kimiko Hahn, Roger Sedarat
Fiction: Crystal Hana Kim, John Weir
Nonfiction: Briallen Hopper, Jason Tougaw
Translation: Ammiel Alcalay, Annmarie Drury, Roger Sedarat
The program offers partial funding in the form of several scholarships, and students can apply for paid teaching positions in the English Department starting their second year of the program.
The program also offers literary fellowship opportunities with the Louis Armstrong House Museum archives, a yearly book prize for translators with Hanging Loose Press called “Loose Translations,” the $1000 Hoyt Jacobs Poetry Prize, and a graduating thesis chapbook publication from Ghostbird Press.
The program collaborates on reading series with such literary organizations as Poetry Society of America, Cave Canem, and Kundiman, as well as hosts their own Trends in Translation event series.