Poetry: Beth Bachmann, Kate Daniels, Rick Hilles, Mark Jarman, Sandy Solomon
Fiction: Piyali Bhattacharya, Tony Earley, Lorraine López, Lorrie Moore, Justin Quarry, Nancy Reisman
The program offers full funding, which includes full tuition, health insurance, and a stipend. The program also awards the Kathryn Sedberry Poetry Prize and Academy of American Poets Prize.
This program hosts the Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series. MFA students edit and publish the Nashville Review, an online literary journal.
The fee for submitting a paper admission application is $40.