Master of Fine Arts in Poetry.

 

Poetry

About the Program

The Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry and Poetry in Translation is a low residency MFA program. Each year students spend two ten-day residencies on Drew University’s beautiful campus located just outside of New York City. Outside of the residencies students work with our award winning faculty in one-on-one mentorships. The New York metropolitan area offers our students abundant opportunities to share their poetry with the outside world. The program allows our students to hone their manuscripts, network and seek publishers for their work.

Program Requirements

Master of Fine Arts in Poetry (64 credits) requires the completion of four semesters and five residencies. During the fourth and final semester, students complete a manuscript of original poems.

Master of Fine Arts in Poetry in Translation (64 credits) requires the completion of four semesters and five residencies. This MFA track is designed to teach students about the different models and schools of translation. Students receiving this MFA will translate poetry into English. During the fourth semester, students complete a manuscript of translations.

Combined Master of Fine Arts in Poetry and Poetry in Translation (80 credits) requires that students complete five semesters and six residencies. The combined degree is designed for poets who also want to study the art of translation. During the fourth semester, students complete a manuscript of original poems. During the fifth semester, students complete a manuscript of translations.

Featured Alumnus

Josh Rathkamp G'15

Author, A Storm to Close the Door (Georgetown Review Press, 2016)

“The faculty in this program care and support every student, even the ones that they are not directly mentoring. I remember I was sitting outside during a break one day, and a faculty member, Ira Sadoff—whose work I’ve read for years—sat down with me. I was in awe. We’d never worked together before, but we ended up talking for over an hour. He asked me about my life, my work, the progress of my next book and gave me suggestions for my work. Sadoff has since followed up with me numerous times. My relationships with faculty and fellow students are sure to inspire and guide me for a long time.”

Core Faculty

June 2017 Residency: June 16-25

Reading Schedule:


(All evening readings / movie screening are free and open to the public. Nightly featured readers are subject to change)

Friday, June 16: 7:00pm: Afaa Michael Weaver & Sean Nevin (Founders Room, Mead Hall)

Saturday, June 17: 7:00pm: Alicia Ostriker & Mihaela Moscaliuc (Founders Room, Mead Hall)

Sunday, June 18: 7:00pm: Sarah Vap & Josh Rathkamp (Founders Room, Mead Hall)

Monday, June 19: 7:00pm: Michael Waters & Judith Vollmer (Founders Room, Mead Hall)

Wednesday, June 21: 7:00pm: Michele Poulos & Greg Donovan (Founders Room, Mead Hall)

Thursday, June 22: 3:00pm: Alumni Reading (Founders Room, Mead Hall) | 6:00pm: Screening of A Late Style of Fire / Q&A (Learning Center, Rm 28)

Friday, June 23: 4:00-5:30pm: Student Reading (Founders Room, Mead Hall)

Saturday, June 24: 6:30pm: Book Launch & Reception (Founders Room, Mead Hall)

6:30-9:00pm

Faculty & Alumni Book Launch

We have lots of new books to celebrate! Come hear these amazing poets read & get your copies signed.