MFA English Program

University of Mississippi

MFA News & Events

It is with great joy that we announce the 2017-2018 Grisham Writer-in-Residence: Catherine Lacey!

Catherine Lacey is the author of NOBODY IS EVER MISSING, a winner of a 2016 Whiting Award and a finalist for the NYPL’s Young Lions Fiction Award. It has been translated or is forthcoming in French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch & German.  She has won fellowships and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the […]


The Conversation comes to Oxford on Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th

The Conversation Literary Festival comes to Oxford. Second year MFA student Aziza Barnes is co-directing this inaugural southern literary festival featuring some of the country’s most celebrated African American writers. The Conversation comes to Oxford on Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th.  Please click here for more details about the festival.      


MFA Program ranked sixth for Aspiring Writers

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Brandon Lamson Selected as 2016 Summer Poet in Residence

Brandon Dean Lamson teaches literature and creative writing in the Honors College at the University of Houston. His first book, Starship Tahiti, won the Juniper Prize for Poetry and was published by the University of Massachusetts Press. Many of the poems in the collection are based on his experience of teaching inmates on Rikers Island. […]


M.F.A. Program Raises Funds with Unconventional Reading

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Check out current MFA Jason Harrington in the New York Times Magazine

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/07/magazine/chi-raq-and-the-myth-of-chicago-gang-wars.html?_r=1


MFA alum Anya Groner’s essay for the “Modern Love” section of the New York Times

Click HERE for Anya’s essay.


Alum Rachel Smith’s “object lesson” essay for The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/04/americas-immortal-cereal/388991/


It is with great joy that we announce the 2016-2017 Grisham Writer-in-Residence: Aimee Nezhukumatathil!

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of Miracle Fruit (2003), winner of the ForeWord Poetry Book of the Year Award; At the Drive-In Volcano (2007), winner of the Balcones Prize; and Lucky Fish (2011), winner of the gold medal in poetry from the Independent Publishers Book Awards, all from Tupelo Press. With Ross Gay, she co-authored […]


Literary Death Match Tuesday, Oct. 13th at 7p.m. at The Powerhouse.