Tarfia Faizullah is the author of two award-winning poetry collections, Registers of Illuminated Villages (Graywolf, 2018) and Seam (SIU, 2014). Her writing appears widely in periodicals and magazines in the US and abroad and has been displayed at the Smithsonian, the Rubin Museum of Art, and elsewhere. Tarfia’s writing is translated into Spanish, Bengali, Persian, Chinese, Tamil, and other languages. Born in Brooklyn, NY, to Bangladeshi immigrants and raised in Texas, Tarfia currently lives in Dallas.


MFA | Virginia Commonwealth University

BA | University of Texas at Austin

Samuel Kọ́láwọlé

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Geoff Bouvier

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/poetry/hybrid forms]

Michael Croley

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Patrick Madden

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/hybrid forms]

Robin MacArthur

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]; Novel Retreat

Emily Bernard

Distinguished Visiting CNF Writer, MFA in Writing