Poetry: Beth Bachmann, Kate Daniels, Rick Hilles, Mark Jarman
Fiction: Tony Earley, Lorraine López, Lorrie Moore, Nancy Reisman
Nonfiction: Randall Kenan (Spring 2017)
The program fully funds all students through teaching assistantships, which each include a full tuition waiver, 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.