Poetry: DaMaris Hill, Julia Johnson, Frank X Walker
Fiction: Andrew Ewell, Andrew Milward, Gurney Norman, Hannah Pittard, Crystal Wilkinson
Nonfiction: Janet Eldred, Erik Reece
Poet Ansel Elkins is a visiting writer from 2017–2018.
The program offers eight fully funded teaching assistantships, which each include a stipend of approximately $15,900, full tuition remission, and student health insurance. 90 to 100 percent of students are fully funded.
Additionally, MFA students are eligible to apply for University-wide fellowships offered through the Graduate School.
The program hosts a writer in residence, and in addition to a visiting writers series, the program also offers summer reading stipends and opportunities for summer writing residencies at cabins in Tennessee and Virginia, exclusively available to current and graduated students.