University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Ann Arbor, MI
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Airea D. Matthews
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Linda Gregerson, Laura Kasischke, Khaled Mattawa, and Keith Taylor. Fiction writers: Michael Byers, Peter Ho Davies, Eileen Pollack, Douglas Trevor, and Claire Vaye Watkins. The Delblanco Visiting Professor is poet Tarfia Faizullah.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Civitas Fellowship, Zell Summer Funding, Internships

All students receive full funding. Qualified graduates may earn Zell post-MFA, third-year support.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Michigan Quarterly Review and Canarium Books

Other Features: 

The program hosts the Zell Visiting Writers Series, through which visiting writers give readings, hold craft talks, lead workshops, and offer individual consultations with students. Other features include opportunities to teach with 826michigan and InsideOut Detroit, work on the Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology, read submissions for Michigan Quarterly Review and Canarium Books, curate the student reading series, and partner with other area literary organizations.


Michelle Chan Brown, Joshua Edwards, Donovan Hohn, Tung-Hui Hu, Nami Moon, Benjamin Paloff, Jess Row