University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

MA Program

Program Established: 
Milwaukee, WI
Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction
Incoming Class Size: 
8-10 (MA and PhD students combined)
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Mauricio Kilwein Guevara
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Kimberly Blaeser, Brenda Cárdenas, Rebecca Dunham, Mauricio Kilwein Guevara
Fiction: Liam Callanan, George Clark, Mauricio Kilwein Guevara, Valerie Laken

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

This program offers teaching assistantships, fellowships, and awards. 

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts several internal writing contests, and the United We Read Graduate Student/Faculty Reading Series and Visiting Writers series. Visiting writers and poets have included Peter Rock, Daniel Borzutzky, Ken Barris, Pete Fromm, Nicole Cooley, Fred Moten, C. Dale Young, Carmen Giménez Smith, Robert Olen Butler, Kyoko Mori, Carolyn Knox, Ron Tanner, Adam Johnson, Robert Coover, Nega Mezlekia, Charles Bernstein, and Galway Kinnell, among many others.

The program also features internal projects such as the Literary Circular and Read Local: Eat Local, which provides opportunities for students to edit and curate flash fiction and poetry publications in inventive formats.