• 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.


Two MFA alumni, Andrea Lawlor (MFA'12) and Stella Corso (MFA'14) have debut books published by Rescue Press

October 17, 2017

STELLA CORSO's (MFA'14) debut collection of poetry is called Tantrum.  Stella is a writer and performer living in Western Massachusetts. A founding member of the Connecticut River Valley Poets...

Edie Meidav writes about her time in Cyprus as a Fulbright Scholar

October 11, 2017

Edie Meidav received a Fulbright and spent the summer in Cyprus researching, among other things, the poet C. P. Cavafy.   "Dispatches from Nicosia: Birds, Cats and the Cyprus Talks" was recently...

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LIVE LIT showcases first year MFA poets

Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst
7:00 pm


Info Session for 2nd Year MFAs

E470 South College
5:00 pm

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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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