Poetry: Linda Gregerson, Tung-hui Hu, Van Jordan, Laura Kasischke, Khaled Mattawa
Fiction: Michael Byers, Peter Ho Davies, Akil Kumarasamy, Douglas Trevor
Creative Nonfiction: Aisha Sabatini Slaon
The program offers full funding, which includes a full tuition remission and monthly stipend through fellowships and graduate student instructorships. All qualified graduates are guaranteed a third-year Zell Fellowship based in Ann Arbor.
The program hosts the Zell Visiting Writers Series, through which invited guests give readings, hold craft talks, lead workshops, and offer individual consultations with students. Other program features include opportunities to teach with 826michigan and InsideOut Detroit, work on the Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology, learn letterpress skills at Wolverine Press, curate the student reading series, and partner with other area literary organizations.
Brittany Bennett, Vievee Francis, Donovan Hohn, Airea D. Matthews, Celeste Ng, Chigozie Obioma, Paisley Rekdal, Jia Tolentino, Jesmyn Ward