Poetry: Daniel Anderson, Geri Doran, Garrett Hongo
Fiction: Jason Brown, Marjorie Celona
The 2016–2017 faculty includes fiction writer Sarah Jaffe.
The program fully funds all students through teaching fellowships and scholarships.
The program hosts a reading series with six visiting writers each year. Other features include the student-run reading series Live-Lit West, and the opportunity for each first-year student to take a term-long individual tutorial with a faculty member.
William Archila, Lory Bedikian, Lilias Bever, Olga Broumas, Daniel Camacho, Gary Clark, Rachel Dagold, Elyse Fento, Charles Flowers, Gina Ray Foster, Felicia Caton Garcia, Eugene Gloria, Erdag Goknar, Kate Lynn Hibbard, Lawson Fusao Inada, Major Jackson, Sara Elizabeth Johnson, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Keetje Kuipers, Chang-are Lee, Brandy Nalani McDougall, Andres Montoya, Gina Oschner, Sonya Posmentier, Barbara Rass, Josh Robbins, Susan Rich, Ira Sadoff, Jeffrey Schultz, Brian Turner, Dawn Diez Willis, Debra Dean, Miriam Gershow, Sarah Hulse, Ken Kesey, Chang-Rae Lee, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Gina Oschner, Shimon Tanaka, Brendan Willey, Barry Lopez