One of the nation’s oldest MFA Programs, and one of the “Top Five Most Innovative” (The Atlantic Monthly), we offer degree tracks in Fiction, Poetry and Literary Translation.
Recent graduates have won the Stegner Fellowship, the £15,000 BBC International Short Story Award, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, and Fulbright Fellowships, among others. Learn more...


  • Alum Steve Yates Headlines Ozark Poets & Writers

    MFA graduate and novelist Steve Yates will be the featured reader at the March meeting of the Ozarks Poets and Writers Collective, 7:30pm, March 31, at Nightbird Books off Dickson Street.
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  • 4th-Year Reading: Clark & Thompson

    Graduating translation students Clayton Clark and Max Thompson will present their final MFA readings at 7pm, April 3, in Giffels Auditorium, Old Main. All are welcome to attend!
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