Boston University

Boston University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2006
Location: 
Boston, MA
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
1-2 Years
Program Size: 
18
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
80
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Catherine F. Con
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Dan Chiasson, Karl Kirchwey, and Robert Pinsky. Fiction writers: Leslie Epstein, Ha Jin, and Sigrid Nunez.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Fellowships, Scholarships, Stipends, Global Fellowships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

AGNI, Clarion, 236

Other Features: 

This program features the Robert Lowell Memorial Lectures reading series. There is a foreign language requirement which may be satisfied in a number of ways.

The program also offers Global Fellowships, which allow students the opportunity to live, write, and explore for up to three months, anywhere in the world.

Graduates: 

Elizabeth Alexander, Ellen Bass, Robin Becker, William Giraldi, Ha Jin, Jhumpa Lahiri, Thu Nguyen

Current Issue

Cover Story 

Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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