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...


  • Book Launch for "Voices Bright Flags"

    Join us at Nightbird Books on November 21, when professor Geoffrey Brock reads from his new collection, "Voices Bright Flags," winner of the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize.
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  • Dorianne Laux Packs Giffels Auditorium

    Nearly 300 people ventured out in the cold to hear our 2014-15 Distinguished Reader, poet Dorianne Laux. Our thanks to all who attended and helped make this event a success!
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Writer's Spotlight

  • Mulholland in The Account

  • Head over to the Fall 2014 issue of The Account, where you can read a new story by alum Meaghan Mulholland (2010), "The Same River," as well as her ta...

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  • McMullan Essay in Literary Bohemian

  • Issue 21 of Literary Bohemian features an essay by alum Margaret McMullan (1989). "Life Jacket" chronicles, through art, a family that has made a hist...

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