• 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.


Ocean Vuong joins UMass Amherst’s MFA for Poets and Writers

March 31, 2017

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is thrilled to announce that Ocean Vuong has been hired as a full-time faculty member in the MFA for Poets and Writers....

Tony Tulathimutte Captures Whiting Award

March 23, 2017

We're delighted to share the news that visiting professor, Tony Tulathimutte, is one of the ten winners of the annual Whiting Award....

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Alumni Profile

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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