PhD ProgramSee writers who attended this program
Poetry: Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Hope Wabuke, Stacey Waite
Prose: Jonis Agee, Joy Castro, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, 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 prose (fiction/nonfiction), with a deadline of December 1. Students complete a thesis or dissertation of analysis/scholarship based on original creative activity, usually a booklength 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, Emily Danforth, Jordan Farmer, Roxane Gay, Julie Iromuanya, David Madden, Lee Martin, Kristin Naca, Maria Nazos, Zachary Schomburg, SJ Sindu, Nick White