Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

The Poetry Focus in the Stonecoast MFA Program


Poetry at Stonecoast

The Stonecoast MFA is proud to offer what we believe to be one of the nation's most thorough and aesthetically balanced graduate educations in poetry writing. From their first intensive workshop in "Rhythms of Poetry," with its expert in-depth introduction to the secrets of poetic meter, through a wide array of classes in a full range of approaches to poetry from translating Ovid to crafting free verse to writing ghazals to performing slam, up to their final Graduation Reading, Stonecoast students become thoroughly familiar with the roots of their craft and are exposed to its myriad contemporary possibilities. Some special areas of faculty interest include translation of poetry, exploratory poetics, visual art and poetry, spiritual poetry, persona poetry, prose poetry, meter and prosody, slam/performance, and political poetry.

Poety in a Multi-genre Program: A Message from Annie Finch