The MFA Program features a Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in each genre for one semester each year and hosts another prominent writer, editor, or agent who meets with students for intensive one-on-one manuscript reviews.

Current Distinguished Writers-in-Residence
2014-2015

Cedar Sigo (poetry)
Mary Volmer (fiction)
Cristina Garcia (creative nonfiction)

Current Visiting Editors and Agents
2014-2015

Carmen Gimenez Smith (poetry)
Caitlin Roper (fiction)
Aviya Kushner (creative nonfiction)

Past Distinguished Writers-in-Residence
2013-2014

Norma Cole (poetry)
Joshua Mohr (fiction)
Kaya Oakes (creative nonfiction)

Past Visiting Editors and Agents
2013-2014

Lynn Xu (poetry)
Laura Cogan (fiction)
David Groff (creative nonfiction)

Past Distinguished Writers-in-Residence
2012-2013

Kazim Ali (poetry)
Lou Berney (fiction)
Susan Griffin (creative nonfiction)

Past Visting Editors and Agents
2012-2013

Lisa Alvarez (fiction)
Brett Fletcher Lauer (poetry)
Linda Spalding (creative nonfiction)

Past Distinguished Writers-in-Residence
2011-2012

Samina Ali (creative nonfiction)
Shane Book (poetry)
Judith Claire Mitchell (fiction)

Past Visting Editors and Agents
2011-2012

Amy Rennert (fiction)
Judith Taylor (poetry)
Ryan Van Meter (creative nonfiction)

2010-2011

Elizabeth Stark (fiction)
Josh Braff (fiction)
Kathryn Ma (fiction)
Dora Malech (poetry)
David Lau (poetry)
Peter Trachtenburg (nonfiction)
Alex Green (nonfiction)

2010-2011

Jordan Bass (fiction: McSweeney’s)
Steven Church (creative nonfiction: The Normal School)
John Gallaher (poetry: The Laurel Review)

2009-2010

Glen David Gold (fiction)
Bruce Snider (poetry)
Jane Vandenburgh (nonfiction)

2009-2010

Alison Biggar (San Francisco Chronicle Magazine)
Andrew Tonkovich (Santa Monica Review
Rebecca Wolff (Fence Magazine and Fence Books)

2008-2009

Rusty Morrison (poetry)
Katharine Noel (fiction)
Eric Puchner (fiction)
Leslie Carol Roberts (nonfiction)

2008-2009

Kazim Ali (Nightboat Books)
Brenda Miller (Bellingham Review)
Lee Montgomery (Tin House Books )

2007-2008

Sandra Lim (poetry)
Jane Miller (poetry)
Sue Miller (fiction)
Russ Rymer (nonfiction)

2007-2008
Ben Lerner (NO: A Journal of the Arts)
Emma Sweeney (Emma Sweeney Agency)
Rob Spillman and Elissa Schappell (Tin House)
2006-2007

Tom Barbash (nonfiction)
Cristina Garcia (fiction)
Michael Palmer (poetry)

2006-2007

Charis Conn (Harper's)
Joyelle McSweeney (Action Books)
Ann Patty (Harcourt)

 

2005-2006

Norma Cole (poetry)
Julie Orringer (fiction)
Michelle Richmond (fiction)
Linda Spalding (nonfiction)
John Daniel  (nonfiction)

 
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