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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 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.

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Natasha Trethewey (MFA'95) receives the 22nd Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities

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...

JAMES HAUG (MFA'88) won the Oberlin College Press 2017 FIELD Poetry Prize

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.

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Alumni Profile

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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