Oct 04, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Poetry, MFA

Note: For information on this program after Fall 2020, please see the Creative Writing MFA.

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, and as a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:

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