PhD ProgramSee writers who attended this program
Poetry: Stephen Behrendt, Kwame Dawes, Ted Kooser, Hope Wabuke, Stacey Waite
Fiction: Jonis Agee, Jennine Capó Crucet, Joy Castro, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, Chigozie Obioma, Timothy Schaffert
The program offers teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships.
Prairie Schooner, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska Press
The program accepts poetry and prose (fiction/nonfiction) in alternating years; the program is currently accepting applications in prose, 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 prose or poetry.
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.
Emily Danforth, Roxane Gay, Julie Iromuanya, Lee Martin, Kristin Naca, Maria Nazos, Zachary Schomburg, SJ Sindu, Nick White