• The Program

    The MFA for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a three-year program dedicated to writing workshops and the completion of a book-length manuscript in prose or poetry. Among the oldest and most respected MFA programs in the country, our acclaimed and aesthetically diverse faculty guide students to find their full range of artistic and literary potential.


Ocean Vuong interviewed by Literary Hub

November 20, 2017

OCEAN VUONG recently had an interview with Literary Hub, "Ocean Vuong: Interrogating the Canon While (Literally) Riding a Bicycle with No Hands."  Read the interview here.

Dara Wier's In the Still of the Night reviewed in Tarpaulin Sky

November 20, 2017

DARA WIER's  IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT was reviewed by Katy Colby for Tarpaulin Sky. Read the review here.   Dara also has new poems in the newest BIG WEDNESDAY and she's reading for the...

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MFA Faculty Writing Journeys

University Club
5:30 pm


JOBS TALK with Sabina Murray

E370 South College
2:30 am

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Faculty Profile


The University of Massachusetts-Amherst welcomes Ocean Vuong as a full-time faculty member in the English Department's MFA for Poets and Writers.

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