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.
September 14, 2017
Natasha Trethewey receives the 22nd Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities category for her achievements as a poet and writer, whose exquisitely crafted works intertwine personal and public...
September 12, 2017
James Haug (MFA'88) won the Oberlin College Press 2017 FIELD Poetry Prize for his manuscript, Riverain, which will be published next spring.