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M.F.A. Creative Writing

English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156

Fax: 208-885-5944

Email: creativewriting@uidaho.edu

Web: English

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M.F.A. Students

Alex Baker is a first-year master of Fine Arts candidate in creative nonfiction.

Paul Bisagni is a first-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in poetry. He also has degrees in Latin & Greek and applied linguistics. He often thinks and sometimes writes about the extremities of language, tenuous connections, neuroticism, sibyls, and film actresses. He aspired to be a translator and armchair ornithologist.

Michael Bishop is a second-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in creative nonfiction hailing from Oahu, Hawaii. With undergraduate studies in psychology and philosophy, and a career in environmental work and emergency rescue, his writing often explores the reciprocal determinism between nature and humanity. His work has been published by Honolulu Civil Beat and elsewhere. He is an avid explorer of both wilderness and consciousness alike.

Georgia Cloepfil is a first-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in creative nonfiction.

Neil Davidson is a first-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in fiction. He has work published or forthcoming in anthologies by Gnashing Teeth, Browncoat Press, and Scary Dairy Press, as well as in Unbound: Literary Arts Magazine. A former line cook, his work focuses on the service industry, labor practices, and the hospitality traditions that surround food.

Scott Dorsch is a second-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in fiction. His work has appeared in The Midwestern Gothic. In 2018, he was awarded Northern Michigan University's Legler Memorial Poetry Prize and VandeZande Fiction Award. he is a recipient of a 2019 Writing in the Wild Fellowship from the University of Idaho and the Fiction Editor for Fugue. Beyond writing, he is a gardener, musician, and certified wildlife tracker with a rock-climbing obsession.

Ryan Downum is a third-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in poetry. Poems of his have appeared in jubilat, Dream Pop Journal, (b)OINK, Reality Beach, and elsewhere. He has been awarded a scholarship from the Juniper Summer Writing Institute and currently serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief for Fugue.

Zach Eddy is a second-year Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Idaho, where he serves as the Web Editor and Assistant Poetry Editor for Fugue. He has been awarded the Wenatchee Valley College Earth Day Poetry Prize, a Centrum Writers' Conference Fellowship from Central Washington University, and an honorable mention in the Academy of American Poets University and College Contest. His work can be found in High Desert Journal, Mirror Northwest, The confluence, and The Comet Magazine. He is a former aluminum worker and is of the Pacific Northwest.

Cady Favazzo is a first-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in poetry. She grew up in Wyoming where she also earned her bachelor's degree in Education. She taught first grade in the Boston area for several years before returning West to write at the University of Idaho.

Joely Fitch is a first-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in poetry. She is a graduate of Bennington College in Vermonth, and has also lived in Ohio and Pennsylania. Joely's work is interested in language and subjectivity.

Courtney N. Fund is a second-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in poetry at the University of Idaho. She is a student researcher for the Voices of Gay Rodeo, the Marketing and Images&Etc. Editor for Fugue, and a member of the Southern Dandy Collective. Courtney's poetry queers rural lexicons, challenges her reader's perception of the feminine body, and is interested in disrupting language.

Stephanie Hamilton is a third-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in fiction.

Louie Land is a second-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in fiction. His work has appeared in a number of literary magazines, among them FRiGG, The Santa Clara Review, and Dog Pond. Also a working musician, Louie has released his first album, Afterglow, in 2019. He is at work on his first novel and a collection of poetry.

Courtney Lucas first-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in fiction. She is from Pikeville, Kentucky and graduated with honors from Centre College. She has been published in Still the Journal, and her forthcoming short story cycle will be published by Ohio University Press. Her work confronts and engages with Appalachian stereotypes, and she is a proud hillbilly.

Milo Muise first-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in creative nonfiction. They hold a B.A. from Hampshire College where they studied creative writing, queer theory, and psychoanalysis. Milo's work has appeared in Glass: A journal of Poetry, Prelude, Tinderbox, and elsewhere. They were the recipient of a 2018 Oregon literary Fellowship in Poetry.

Emmy Newman is a second-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in poetry. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in cream city review, Inverted syntax, The Ekphrastic Review, and elsewhere. She has been awarded the Writing in the Wild Fellowship through the University of Idaho and currently services at the Poetry Editor for Fugue.

Steven Pfau is a second-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in nonfiction. Fusing personal narrative and criticism, he writes primarily about queer culture and social history. He is also the managing Editor of Fugue and a coordinator of the POP-UP PROSE reading series in Moscow and an amateur gardener.

Ben Avi Shane is a third-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in fiction.

Clare Shearer is a second-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in creative nonfiction. She is also the Associate Editor of Fugue. She graduated from the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbra and has worked as an arts editor and copywriter since. You can find her writing and interviews in Issue Magazine and the LA Review of Books

Keene Short is a third-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in creative nonfiction. A transplant from the Southwest, he has a B.A. in History from Norther Arizona University and an M.A. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. he is also a co-Editor-in-Chief for Fugue. His work has appeared in Blue Earth Review, Longleaf Review, Split Lip Magazine, and elsewhere.

Sean Theodore Stewart is a second-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in fiction. For his B.A. he studied English literature, film, and classical studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His work is influenced by small town life and mythologies, both ancient and contemporary.

Rob Thornton is a third-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in poetry and a North idaho writer who has at times lived in Montana, Wyoming, and California. His poems have appeared in descant journal and in Song: The 2018 Writers in the Attic Anthology. He's also reviewed books online for both Broadsided Press and Gulf Coast journal. He enjoys spending time with his wife Courtney and their pets.

Sarah VanGundy is a third-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in creative nonfiction. She is a librarian, writer, and editor living in Moscow, Idaho. Her essays have appeared in Harvard Review and [PANK].

Abigail Wotton is a first-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in fiction.

2019 Graduates:

Caitlyn Curran, M.F.A. Poetry

Shane Dominguez, M.F.A. Fiction

CMarie Fuhrman, M.F.A. Creative Nonfiction

Caitlin Hill, M.F.A. Creative Nonfiction

Jack Hill, M.F.A. Fiction

Stacy Boe Miller, M.F.A. Poetry

Caitlin Palmer, M.F.A. Fiction

Jacob Wilson, M.F.A. Ficiton

Lauren Yarnall, M.F.A. Poetry

2018 Graduates:

Samantha Burns, M.F.A. Fiction

Tara Howe, M.F.A. Creative Nonfiction

Kat Lewis, M.F.A. Poetry

Grant Maierhofer, M.F.A Fiction

Cameron McGill, M.F.A. Poetry

Corey Oglesby, M.F.A. Poetry

Lauren Westerfield, M.F.A. Creative Nonfiction

2017 Graduates:

Jerri Benson, M.F.A. Fiction

Garrett Lee Chavis, M.F.A. Poetry

Jordan Clapper, M.F.A. Fiction

Ash Goedker, M.F.A. Poetry

Caroline Hall, M.F.A. Fiction

Ross Hargreaves, M.F.A. Fiction

J. Hamilton, M.F.A. Fiction

Canese Jarboe, M.F.A. Poetry

Jason Mastaler, M.F.A. Poetry

Jason Sarna, M.F.A. Fiction

Karl Utermohlen, M.F.A. Creative Nonfiction

Paul Warmbier, M.F.A. Creative Nonfiction

Sally Yazwinksi, M.F.A. Fiction

Laura Zak, M.F.A. Creative Nonfiction

2016 Graduates:

Myles Barker, M.F.A. Fiction

Sarah Barrett, M.F.A. Fiction

Nathaniel Brown, M.F.A. Fiction

Lane Culton, M.F.A. Fiction

Michelle Cushing, M.F.A. Fiction

Jordan Durham, M.F.A. Poetry

Max Eberts, M.F.A. Fiction

Misty Ellingburg, M.F.A. Fiction

Nathan Fisher, M.F.A. Poetry

Ryan Kalis, M.F.A. Fiction

Courtney Kersten, M.F.A. Nonfiction

Michael Landreth, M.F.A. Poetry

Jamie Lyon, M.F.A. Fiction

Jessica McDermott, M.F.A. Nonfiction

Joseph Perreault, M.F.A. Fiction

Zana Previti, M.F.A. Poetry

Melanie Thongs, M.F.A. Nonfiction

M.F.A. Creative Writing

English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156

Fax: 208-885-5944

Email: creativewriting@uidaho.edu

Web: English

Directory Map