• 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.

James W. Foley University of Massachusetts Memorial Prize

October 06, 2016

The MFA for Poets and Writers invites you to join us in the creation of the James W. Foley University of Massachusetts Memorial Prize, which honors the life and writing of MFA/fiction alumnus,...

Peter Gizzi a Finalist for National Book Award

October 06, 2016

We’re proud to share that Professor Peter Gizzi is a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award in poetry for his new collection Archeophonics (Wesleyan University Press). He is a finalist alongside...

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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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