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Program in Creative Writing & Translation

One of the nation’s oldest MFA programs, and one of the “Top Five Most Innovative” (The Atlantic Monthly), we offer degree tracks in Fiction, Poetry and Literary Translation.
Recent graduates have won the Stegner Fellowship, the £15,000 BBC International Short Story Award, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, and Fulbright Fellowships, among others. Learn more...


Clayton ClarkAs a student in the Program in Creative Writing and Translation, Clayton pursued his interest in Arabic language and literature. Now, that interest is taking him far with two prestigious fellowships: the Center for Arabic Study Abroad at Harvard University has awarded Clayton a prestigious fellowship to fund a year of study at the Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan. An additional grant from the U of A’s Sturgis International Fellows program will round out Clayton’s funding and allow him to pursue his creative projects: the translation of short stories by Syrian author Zakaria Tamer. He is also working on translations of texts by Mauritanian author Fayyeza Bint Muhammad Abdullah, and 'A al-Barakeh, a book on Lebanese culture and traditions by Joseph Abee Dhaher. 

Chloe HonumRaised in Auckland, New Zealand, Chloe has authored poems and essays for The Paris Review, Poetry, Agni, Orion, and The Southern Review, among other journals. Her first collection of poems, The Tulip-Flame, was selected by Tracy K. Smith as winner of the 2013 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize and was recently named Best First Book of Poetry by the Texas Institute of Letters. She is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, as well as fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Kerouac House of Orlando, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.


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