• 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 fiction 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.

MFA Community Outreach at the Holyoke Care Center

May 27, 2016

The UMass MFA for Poets and Writers Graduate Student Organization has established a partnership with the Care Center in Holyoke in which MFA students can volunteer to plan and teach mixed-genre cre...

MFA Graduate Awarded Fulbright to Study and Write in Greece

May 12, 2016

AMHERST, Mass. – Steven Tagle, who earned a master of fine arts degree in fiction this month from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a grant from the U.S. State Department J. Wil...

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Jung Yun '07

Jung Yun graduated from the MFA Program for Poets and Writers in 2007. Her work has appeared in Tin House, The Tin House Fiction Anthology, and The Massachusetts Review. Her debut novel, Shelter, is forthcoming from Picador in March of 2016.

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