clockwise from top left: Amherst Books; Emily Dickinson house; James Tate festival; the Bookmill

Our Community

In the UMass Amherst MFA for Poets & Writers, you'll be part of a vibrant local writing community. That includes internships, publications, reading series, festivals, and so much more.

On the left, the cover of Dorothea Lasky's book, The Shining. On the right, a photo of Lasky posing.

Recent Alumni Publications

Our program has a long history of graduates publishing amazing creative work. Recent history is no exception to that.