MFA in Writing

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Our 35 years of experience has allowed VCFA to create what The Atlantic and Poets & Writers rankings and, most importantly, graduates of the MFA in Writing have consistently called “the best of the best.”

Read how students, faculty, and alumni work towards a new future with confidence in their individual vision of the world and the courage to give voice to that vision.


Patricia Spears Jones

MFA in Writing Alumna Wins $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize

Congratulations to Patricia Spears Jones (W '92), the recipient of the Jackson Poetry Prize, an annual prize awarded to an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition.

Tomás Q. Morín

Literary Hub picks Faculty Poet's book as one of 13 New Poetry Collections to Read During National Poetry Month

Patient Zero (Copper Canyon Press) by Tomás Q. Morín, member of the MFA in Writing Poetry faculty, is winning high praise in literary circles.

Amanda Futrell in Witness

MFA in Writing student Amanda Futrell earns praise for contribution to Witness

“Futrell is a skilled writer and should be headed toward wider recognition."


PoemCity 2017 hosts MFA in Writing faculty and alumna poets on April 8

MFA in Writing faculty member Cynthia Huntington and alumna April Ossmann ('95) will read from their new poetry collections on Saturday, April 8, at 6 p.m. at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier as part of the 2017 PoemCity event.

Patrick Madden

3 VCFA essayists are Finalists for 2016 Foreword INDIES Award

Our MFA in Writing community is well represented in the Essay/Adult Nonfiction category for the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book Awards.

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