Poetry: Yona Harvey, Dawn Lundy Martin
Fiction: Fiona Cheong, Angie Cruz, William Lychack, Irina Reyn
Nonfiction: Erin Anderson, Jeanne Marie Laskas, Michael Meyer, Peter Trachtenberg
Digital Narrative: Erin Anderson
Past visiting writers include poets Jenny Johnson and Rickey Laurentiis and fiction writers Mary Gaitskill and Allison Amend.
The program offers full funding, which includes an annual stipend, full tuition benefits, and other benefits such as health coverage.
The program also administers three graduate writing awards: the Turow-Kinder Prize for Fiction, the Graduate Nonfiction Award, and the Academy of American Poets/Graduate Poetry Award.
The program hosts the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series. Other features include internships with the website longform.org, which aggregates online nonfiction; courses in digital literature and literary medical journalism; travel grants to attend conferences and present papers; and University of Pittsburgh Press, which awards the annual Drue Heinz Prize for Literature and the annual Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for Poetry.
Terrance Hayes, Rebecca Skloot, Judith Vollmer