Faculty by discipline:

Poetry

Lisa Olstein is the author of Radio Crackling, Radio Gone, (Copper Canyon 2006) winner of the Hayden Carruth Award; Lost Alphabet (Copper Canyon 2009), a Library Journal best book of the year; and Little Stranger (Copper Canyon…

Michael McGriff (Fall 2013), a distinguished alum of the MCW, is the author of two volumes of his own poetry, Dismantling the Hills, winner of the 2007 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize of the University of Pittsburgh Press, and Home

Poet Linda Gregg (Spring 2013) is recognized as one of the finest lyric poets of our time, and with eight books of poetry to date, she has received such honors as the 2009 Jackson Poetry Prize, a 2006 PEN/Voelker Award,…

Tomaž Šalamun (Spring 2011) is the author of over thirty books of poetry in Slovenian and English.  The most recent translations of his work include The Book for My Brother, Poker, Row, and Woods and Chalices. He is considered one…

Heather McHugh (2002) is the author of Father of the Predicaments, Hinge & Sign: Poems 1968-1993 (National Book Award finalist), Shades, To the Quick, A World of Difference, and Dangers. She is also the author of Broken English: Poetry and Partiality (1993) and noted…

August Kleinzahler (1999, 2006) has published nine volumes of poetry, including Storm Over Hackensack, Earthquake Weather, Red Sauce Whiskey and Snow, Green Sees Things in Waves, Live from the Hong Kong Nile Club, and The Strange Hours Travelers Keep, recognized with the…

Marie Howe’s first collection, The Good Thief, was chosen for the National Poetry Series. Her second book What the Living Do was named one of the five best books of poetry published in 1997 by Publishers Weekly.  Her latest collection…

Denis Johnson taught for the MCW four times between 1998 and 2004, and returns in Spring 2014 to teach a fiction workshop. He is the author of the novels Train Dreams, Tree of Smoke, The Name of the World, Already

Dean Young (Poetry) has published over ten books of poetry, including  Elegy on Toy Piano, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Primitive Mentor, a finalist for the 2009 Griffin Prize in Poetry; his 2011 collection of poems, Fall Higher; his…

Thomas Whitbread‘s (Poetry) books include the collections Whomp and Moonshiver, Four Infinitives, and The Structures Minds Erect. His poems have also appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Massachusetts Review, and The New Yorker, and his short stories in The Paris