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2017-2018 Catalog

Poetry, MFA


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The Master of Fine Arts in Poetry is a studio/academic program in which students’ own writing and craft (in workshops and craft seminars) is balanced with study of literature and poetics.  The Poetry MFA emphasizes a small, intimate graduate experience that encompasses a wide breadth of poetic traditions. The program fosters close working relationships with our accomplished, award-winning faculty and a supportive environment in which to grow as a poet and as a student of poetry.  In an environment supportive of aesthetic and pedagogical diversity, students who graduate from the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad awareness of the genre over time.
  • Demonstrate a broad awareness of the genre in the present cultural landscape. 
  • Complete a substantial manuscript-the MFA thesis, a full-length collection of poems

Program Requirements

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