University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1982
Location: 
Ann Arbor, MI
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
44
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Megan Levad
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Linda Gregerson, Laura Kasischke, and Khaled Mattawa. Fiction writers: Michael Byers, Peter Ho Davies, Eileen Pollack, Keith Taylor, and Douglas Trevor.

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: 

This program features a Visiting Writers Series and a student reading series. It offers pegagogical training and colloquia on a variety of topics (e.g., commercial publishing and getting government grants).

Second-year students have the opportunity to design and teach their own courses. Additionally, funding is offered for postage reimbursement and conference travel, as well as for attending the Moveen Residency.

Graduates: 

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

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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