PhD ProgramSee writers who attended this program
Poetry: Kwame Dawes, Hope Wabuke, Stacey Waite
Prose: Joy Castro, Chigozie Obioma, Timothy Schaffert
The program offers teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships.
The program accepts poetry and prose (fiction/nonfiction) in alternating years; the program is currently accepting applications in poetry with a deadline of December 1. Students complete a thesis or dissertation of analysis/scholarship based on original creative activity, usually a book-length work of poetry or prose.
Alumni have been offered research/editorial opportunities with Prairie Schooner/African Poetry Book Fund, American Life in Poetry, the Cather Project, University of Nebraska Press, digital archives such as the Walt Whitman Archive and the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition Digital Archive, and other university/faculty projects and programs.
Karen Babine, Jamaica Baldwin, Rachel Cochran, Emily Danforth, Jordan Farmer, Ángel García, Roxane Gay, Scott Guild, Julie Iromuanya, Claire Jiménez, David Madden, Lee Martin, Katie Marya, Kristin Naca, Xavier Navarro Aquino, Maria Nazos, Katie Schmid, Zachary Schomburg, SJ Sindu, Nick White