M.F.A. in Creative Writing
Program in Creative Writing & Translation
One of the nation’s oldest MFA programs, and one of the “Top Five Most Innovative”
(The Atlantic Monthly), we offer degree tracks in Fiction, Poetry, and Literary Translation.
Recent graduates have won the Stegner Fellowship, the £15,000 BBC International Short Story Award, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, and Fulbright Fellowships, among others. Learn more...
J. Bailey Hutchinson graduated in 2019 with an MFA in poetry from Program in Creative Writing and Translation. Her debut poetry collection, Gut, winner of the 2022 Miller Williams Poetry Prize, was described by prize judge Patricia Smith as a “rapturous
and addictive” read. Her work often blurs the line between personal and speculative narratives, depicting regional landscapes, residents, and folklore with a lyricism both playful and Gothic in nature. Her poems have been published in journals such as Ninth Letter, Beloit, Muzzle Magazine, BOAAT, and more. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, she now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she works as an associate editor for Milkweed Editions.