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    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 Alumni Recipients of MCC Fellowships

Jun 18, 2016

MFA Alumni Jane Dykema ('15) and Jung Yun ('07) were recipients of 2016 Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowships in Fiction. Jung Yun is the author of the critically aclaimed novel Shelter (Picador...

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...

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VWS: Juliana Spahr

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VWS: Selah Saterstrom

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VWS: Sabina Murray

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VWS: Peter Gizzi

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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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