Poets and fiction writers work with an outstanding faculty--T. Mc Nally, Tara Ison, Matt Bell, Jenny Irish, Alberto Rios, Norman Dubie, Natalie Diaz, Solmaz Sharif, and Sally Ball--that has published more than 80 books and has garnered national and international attention through awards that include: National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Pulitzer Prize, the International Griffin Poetry Prize, the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and two Medals of Achievement from the National Society of Arts and Letters.
The program's alumni are equally impressive, having won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, the Pen Southwest Book Award, the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, the May Swenson Poetry Award, the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award, and numerous Pushcart Prizes.
Her Poem as Salad was chosen by the Center for Book Arts limited-edition broadside series.
A full-time faculty member at New York University, she has received NYU's Outstanding Teaching Award, and was recently a guest lecturer of creative writing at the Königin-Olga-Stift School in Stuttgart, Germany.
His first adult literary novel, Father, Son and Holy Buddha, is in circulation.
Konigsberg has been a sports writer for the Associated Press and Named the 2014-15 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College, Martin is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award from The Iowa Review.
Each teaching assistantship carries a three course per year load and includes a tuition waiver and health insurance in addition to the TA stipend (,100 per year). Piper Center for Creative Writing students have additional opportunities including:480-965-6251Matthew. [email protected] contact Program Manager, Justin Petropoulos, with questions regarding the MFA Program Justin Petropoulos Ross Blakley Hall, 152(480) [email protected] Danielson is a Writer-at-Large (“Desert Correspondent”) for Feathertale Review, and his work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Juked, Superstition Review, Gravel, Able Muse, The Saturday Evening Post, and elsewhere.
Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California.
A graduate of Spelman College and the University of Iowa, she has taught at Prairie View A&M University, East Tennessee State University, the University of Illinois, and George Washington University.
Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark University.