Poetry: Lisa Olstein, Roger Reeves, Dean Young
Fiction: Edward Carey, Oscar Cásares, Peter LaSalle, Elizabeth McCracken, Deb Olin Unferth
The program offers full funding through teaching assistantships and fellowships, which includes tuition benefits, employee health insurance, and a living stipend. The program also awards grants and summer funding.
The program hosts a reading series for visiting writers, who also work with students. Other features include editorial postitions with Bat City Review and the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories anthology; and the Keene Prize for Literature, given annually to a University of Texas student for a work of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction.