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Creative Writing

Our accomplished faculty writers have earned some of the most prestigious writing awards and honors, including Guggenheim, NEA, Ingram Merrill, Stegner, Dobie-Paisano, Bunting and Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowships; Lamda Literary, Whiting Writers and O. Henry Awards, as well as numerous Pushcart Prizes. They have been in residence at places like Breadloaf, Yaddo, Millay and MacDowell Colonies and have had their work published in journals such as Poetry, The New York Times, Esquire, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Antioch Review, Epoch, New Letters, Gulf Coast, The Clackamas Literary Review, Descant and Texas Bound among many, many others.

We offer MA degrees to selected internal candidates in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.  Students complete a 30-credit course of study in two years.  Some then choose to pursue careers in editing, writing, education, and various creative endeavors. Others choose to go on for the MFA or PhD in creative writing at other institutions.

Graduate Faculty

Nonfiction and Fiction: personal essay, the short story, lyric essay, memoir, autobiography, comics.

Poetry and Creative Nonfiction Writing


Graduate Students

The teaching (and institutionalization) of creative writing, the craft manual as a genre