University of Arizona

University of Arizona

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1972
Location: 
Tucson, AZ
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
50
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sharonne Meyerson
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Susan Briante, Alison Deming, Farid Matuk, and Joshua Marie Wilkinson. Fiction writers: Kate Bernheimer, Fenton Johnson, Manuel Munoz, and Aurelie Sheehan. Nonfiction writers: Christopher Cokinos and Ander Monson.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Scholarships, Instructorships, Internship opportunities with various publications, presses, and cultural centers, Editor-in-Chief position at the Sonora Review, UA Foundation Awards, Poetry Center Poet-in-Residence

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Sonora Review, Kore Press, Chax Press, Tucson Weekly, Terrain.org

Other Features: 

This program hosts the Prose Reading Series for visiting writers as well as the student Works-in-Progress Reading Series. Other features include the University of Arizona Poetry Center, the English Graduate Union (EGU), and the Southern Arizona Writing Project.

Graduates: 

Loren Goodman, Tony Hoagland, Antonya Nelson, David Rivard, Richard Russo, Richard Siken, David Foster Wallace

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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