Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing



"LGBTQ Friendly Graduate Programs in Creative Writing" - Luna Luna Magazine

"Meet the Author Suzanne Strempek Shea with special guest, Mags Riordan" - Hartford Currant

"Down East Center Focusing More on Literary Arts"Bangor Daily News

"BDN Columnist Goes Back to School"Bangor Daily News

"Off Campus: Poetry for the ear: Thoughts on National Poetry Month" Portland Press Herald

"2012 MFA Rankings: The Low-Residency Top Ten" Poets & Writers

"2011 MFA Rankings: The Top Ten Low-Residency Programs" Poets &Writers


Faculty and Alumni Books

Click on the book titles to order a copy through the USM Bookstore or call (207) 780-4070.

You can also browse our faculty and alumni books by visiting our Goodreads page



All the Land to Hold Us

 All the Land to Hold Us, by Rick Bass







Placebo Effects

Placebo Effects, by Jeanne Marie Beaumont







The Sweet Relief of Missing Children

 The Sweet Relief of Missing Children, by Sarah Braunstein







Stand the StormStand the Storm, by Breena Clarke








A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants

A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants, by Jaed Coffin







Paris Was the Place

Paris Was the Place, by Susan Conley







Children of the Air, by Ted Depppe Children of the Air, by Ted Deppe








Perla, by Carolina De Robertis







Trio, by Boman Desai

Trio, by Boman Desai







Acacia, by David Anthony DurhamAcacia by David Anthony Durham







The Thorn and the Blossom

The Thorn and the Blossom, by Theodora Goss







Faith for Beginners

Faith for Beginners,  by Aaron Hamburger







Generation Loss

Generation Loss, by Elizabeth Hand








Possessions, by Nancy Holder







Walking the Wrack Line

Walking the Wrack Line, by Barbara Hurd







Earth, Water, Fire, & Air

Earth, Water, Fire, & Air, by Cait Johnson







Strange But Not a Stranger

Strange But Not a Stranger, by James Patrick Kelly








Green Girls

Green Girls, by Michael Kimball








The Horizontal WorldThe Horizontal World:  Growing up Wid in the Middle of Nowhere, by Debra Marquart







Famous Suicides of the Japanese EmpireFamous Suicides of the Japanese Empire, by David Mura







AmistadAmistad, by Alexs Pate







WenchWench, by Dolen Perkins-Valdez







Celebrities in Disgrace

Celebrities in Disgrace, by Elizabeth Searle









Hurdy-Gurdy, by Tim Seibles







Shelf Life, by Suzanne Strempek Shea

Shelf Life, by Suzanne Strempek Shea








Being Henry DavidBeing Henry David, by Cal Armistead







The Language of MenThe Language of Men, by Anthony D'Aries







 Zomburbia, by Adam Gallardo







Acquainted with the ColdAcquainted with the Cold, by Lexa Hillyer







No ReturnNo Return, by Zachary Jernigan 







 Two Faint Lines in the Violet, by Lissa Kiernan







Diana Comet and Other Improbable StoriesDiana Comet and Other Improbable Stories, by Sandra McDonald







By Royal CommandBy Royal Command, by Laura Navarre







Meeting the Tormentors in SafewayMeeting the Tormentors in Safeway, by Alexandra Oliver







Blood DazzlerBlood Dazzler, by Patricia Smith







FuturedazeFuturedaze, Edited by Erin Underwood