Poetry: James Arthur, Dora Malech, Mary Jo Salter, David Yezzi
Fiction: Matthew Klam, Brad Leithauser, Alice McDermott, Jean McGarry, Eric Puchner
The program fully funds all students through teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships.
The program is the second-oldest program in the United States. It features both a department reading series and a graduate student reading series. Students have access to Johns Hopkins University's Peabody Institute of Music and collaborations with Maryland Institute College of Art.