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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 1, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Airea D. Matthews
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Linda Gregerson, Laura Kasischke, Khaled Mattawa, Keith Taylor
Fiction: Michael Byers, Peter Ho Davies, Eileen Pollack, Douglas Trevor, Claire Vaye Watkins

The Delblanco Visiting Professor is poet Tarfia Faizullah.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students through fellowships, graderships, and graduate student instructorships. The program also offers Zell summer funding and internships. Qualified graduates may earn Zell post-MFA, third-year support.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the Zell Visiting Writers Series, through which visiting writers give readings, hold craft talks, lead workshops, and offer individual consultations with students. Other features include opportunities to teach with 826michigan and InsideOut Detroit, work on the Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology, read submissions for Michigan Quarterly Review and Canarium Books, curate the student reading series, and partner with other area literary organizations.


Michelle Chan Brown, Joshua Edwards, Donovan Hohn, Tung-Hui Hu, Nami Moon, Benjamin Paloff, Jess Row

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