Program Name: MFA in CW & Literary Translation
State: New York
Concentrations: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry
Other Concentrations: Prose, Drama, Translation
Program Director: Nicole Cooley
Faculty: Nicole Cooley (poetry); Kimiko Hahn (poetry); Roger Sedarat (poetry and translation); John Weir (fiction and non-fiction); Maaza Mengiste (fiction); Richard Schotter (playwriting); Ammiel Alcalay (translation)
More Info: We are one of two MFA programs in the nation to offer an MFA in literary translation and one of the few that includes playwriting as well. The only MFA program in the borough of Queens, our program is very diverse, with a strong commitment to community.
Notable Graduates: Selected Books
Jacob Appel (MFA Playwriting 2013), The Biology of Luck, novel, (Elephant Rock Books, 2013); Scouting for the Reaper (story collection, winner of the Hudson Prize, Black Lawrence Press, 2014).
Mike Baugh (MFA Translation 2014) translation of Vladimir Fuka and Ivan Mahler's New York, to published in Rizzoli Books, 2014.
Hillary Gulley (MFA Translation 2013), translation of Cuba in Splinters (anthology), to be published by OR Books in 2014.
Anne Posten (MFA Translation 2013), translation of This Beautiful Place, by Tankred Dorst, Hanging Loose Press 2013.
Ilaria Papini (MFA playwriting 2013), translation of Still Life in Ditch, by Fausto Paravidino, Hanging Loose Press, 2014
Selected Awards and Honors
Hillary Gulley (MFA Translation 2013) received a PEN Translation Award.
Zakia Henderson-Brown (MFA Poetry 2013) received a fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, a fellowship at The Cave Canem Foundation and The Callaloo Literary Festival.
Rajiv Mohabir (MFA Poetry 2013) received fellowships from the American Institute of Indian Studies, the VONA Foundation, and the Kundiman Foundation.
Camila Santos (MFA Fiction 2013) received a fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center as well as a grant from The Queens Council for The Arts.
Application Deadline: 02/15/2015
Tuition: in-state tuition $3,600 a semester
Funding Opportunities: The Girro Cestaro Award; the Irma Long Scholarship; the Paper Lantern Lit Fellowship; opportunities to teach courses in the English Department in the second or third year