PhD ProgramSee writers who attended this program
Poetry: Erin Belieu, Nick Flynn, francine j. harris, Kevin Prufer, Martha Serpas, Roberto Tejada
Fiction: Robert Boswell, Audrey Colombe, Chitra Divakaruni, Antonya Nelson, Alexander Parsons, Brenda Peynado, Peter Turchi
Nonfiction: Nick Flynn, Peter Turchi
The program offers full funding through teaching assistantships and fellowships.
In addition, the program offers a variety of non-teaching graduate assistantships with outside organizations ranging from independent bookstores to advertising companies to literary nonprofits and presses.
The program is affiliated with several major reading series, including the Inprint Margaret Root Brown reading series and the Poison Pen series, as well as the local Writers in the Schools (WITS) program. Writing awards, research fellowships to underwrite residencies, as well as travel funds for the annual AWP Conference are also offered.