Poetry: Joanna Klink, Prageeta Sharma, Karen Volkman
Fiction: Kevin Canty, Debra Magpie Earling, Deirdre McNamer
Nonfiction: Judy Blunt, David Gates
The Fall 2016 writer-in-residence is novelist Catherine Lacey; the Spring 2016 writer-in-residence is poet Sandra Lim.
The program offers teaching assistantships, scholarships, fellowships, and other awards.
The program offers the student-run reading series Second Wind; a biennial publishing conference; and the Merriam-Frontier Award, a chapbook contest.