Check out Professor Brenda Hillman's Reading at the University of Arizona's Poetry Center

On October 22, 2015, poetry Professor Breanda Hillman read for the University of Arizona's Poetry Center. She read from her books Bright Existence (1993), Practical Water (2009), and Seasonal Works With Letters On Fire (2013), along with uncollected and new poems. You can check it out here!

Kalicia Pivirotto, MFA Poetry '03


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  • Check out Kalicia's poem, "Obeisance", in Zocalo Public Square!

Ryan McKinley, MFA Fiction '15



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  •  Watch Ryan's video message to the MFA program to celebrate our 20th Anniversary!

  • Check out Ryan's story in Lamorinda Weekly about "The Axis Mundi/Open Portals" exhibit in the Saint Mary's College Museum of Art.

MFA Professor Marilyn Abildskov Has a New Essay Published in The Offing

MFA Professor Marilyn Abildskov's latest essay, "What Stood Out", was published in The Offing. Check it out here!

NBC News Features Article on the Stage Rendition of MFA Professor Lysley Tenorio's MONSTRESS

"I'm extremely happy with the adaptation, and incredibly honored that Philip Kan Gotanda saw the dramatic possibilities in it...Given the parameters of the play—an hour-long one-act—Philip managed to craft a beautiful and moving story about two men who, in a world where they have so little, find each other. The politics, while present, remain primarily in the backdrop, where they belong."

Gillian Hamel, MFA Poetry '11


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  • Gillian's poem, "Occident", was recently published in Free Verse! Check it out here.

Professor Matthew Zapruder has six of his New Poems, as well as an Essay on his Collection, Sun Bear, Featured in The American Poetry Review

MFA poetry Professor Matthew Zapruder has six new poems featured in the latest edition of The American Poetry Review! "The Art of Slowness" by Tony Hoagland is also included in this issue, which looks at Professor Zapruder's poetry collection, Sun Bear. Check it out here!


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