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MFA Master of Fine Arts

Poetry, Creative Writing, Contemporary Nonfiction, 20th Century American Fiction
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Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.


Write, revise, and assemble a chapbook of poems that dramatizes related stories, histories, or ideas. We'll use open-ended prompts to spur the imagination, exploring different forms and poetic devices.

Creative Close Reading

Choose a work of literature -- a novel, a memoir -- to read with a writer's eye (think: taking the motor apart to see why it works and how) and we'll design a creative project to incorporate and respond to the work.