Graduate Students

Students in our MFA in Creative Writing program come from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, and their work in prose and poetry explores a wide range of literary styles. While enrolled in the program, students past and present have published writing in the PANK, Passages North, Mid-American Review, Cincinnati Review, Massachusetts Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, Paris Review, Copper Nickel, Sou'wester, Alaska Quarterly Review, Sycamore Review, Image, Denver Quarterly, South Carolina Review, Arkansas Review, Georgia Review, Black Warrior Review, Texas Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Grain, Kalliope, 13th Moon, North Dakota Quarterly, Raven Chronicles, Berkeley Fiction Review, Michigan Review, Phoebe, BorderSenses, Boxcar Review, RHINO, Pebble Lake Review, Storyglossia, Fiction International, Oxford Magazine, The Believer, and elsewhere.


Third Year

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  • Michael Hurley (poetry)
  • BA English Writing, English Literature, and Anthropology; University of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • Katherine Kendig (fiction)
  • BA, Anthropology; Dartmouth College
  • Fairport, New York
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  • Caitlin McGuire (fiction)
  • BA, English; University of California—Berkeley
  • Seattle, Washington
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  • Alison Syring (fiction)
  • BA, English and History; University of Maryland
  • Shorewood, Illinois
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  • Jess Williard (poetry)
  • BA, English; Queens College (CUNY)
  • Madison, Wisconsin

Second Year

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  • Chekwube Danladi (fiction)
  • BA, Comparative American Studies; Oberlin College
  • Baltimore, Maryland
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  • Skyler Lalone (poetry)
  • BA, English; Arizona State University
  • Phoenix, Arizona
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  • Taylor Harrison Micks (poetry)
  • BA, English; The Ohio State University
  • Columbus, Ohio
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  • William Schwartz (fiction)
  • BA, History; New York University
  • Queens, New York
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  • Annah Omune Sidigu (poetry)
  • BA, International Studies; Kenyon College
  • Nairobi, Kenya and Dayton, Ohio

First Year

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  • Katrina Gaffney (poetry)
  • BA, English and BS, Psychology; University of Florida
  • Hollywood, Florida
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  • Edgar Garbelotto (fiction)
  • MS, International Development; American University
  • Florianopolis, Brazil and Chicago, Illinois
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  • Amelia Hawkins (fiction)
  • BA, English; University of Chicago
  • Chicago, Illinois
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  • Liz Howey (fiction)
  • BA, Creative Writing and English Literature; University of Pittsburgh
  • Wilkes-Barre, PA
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  • Benjamin Pearce Miller (poetry)
  • BA, English; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Greensboro, North Carolina
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  • Nicholas Molbert (poetry)
  • BS, Mathematics; Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • BA, Religious Studies and English; Louisiana State University
  • New Iberia, Louisiana

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