Rutgers University, Newark

Rutgers University, Newark

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2007
Location: 
Newark, NJ
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
40
Application Deadline: 
January 10, 2015
Application Fee: 
65
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Melissa Hartland
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Rigoberto Gonzalez, Rachel Hadas, A. Van Jordan, John Keene, and Brenda Shaughnessy. Fiction writers: Alice Elliott Dark,Tayari Jones, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Akhil Sharma. Nonfiction writer: James Goodman.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Part-Time Lectureships, three Chancellor's Tuition Remission Awards, four Half-Tuition Scholarships, Truman Capote Fellowships, part-time positions in the Writing Center

Other Features: 

This program features the Writers at Newark Reading Series as well as the Student Reading Series. It also hosts the Writers at Newark Reading Group for members of the community. Course offerings include creative nonfiction, publishing, and jazz studies.

Students select from three elective concentrations: Literature/Book Arts, Performance/Media Studies, or Cultural/Political/Ethnic Studies.

Graduates: 

Kevin Catalano, Susan Muaddi Darraj, Saeed Jones, Ryan McIlvain, Gregory Pardlo, Christa Parravani, Robert Pulcini, Evan Roskos, Roberto Santiago, Lisa Tracy

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.

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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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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