Poets & Writers Magazine Ranks Iowa #1

The University of Iowa creative writing programs in fiction, poetry and nonfiction were individually and collectively ranked number one by Poets & Writers magazine in their "Top Fifty" list of Master of Fine Arts programs.

The list was compiled on the basis of a poll of more than 500 MFA current and prospective MFA applicants between October 2008 and April 2009. "All poll respondents were asked to list, along with their genre of interest, either the programs to which they planned to apply, or, if they were not yet applicants but expected to be in the future, which programs they believed were the strongest in the nation," Seth Abramson, wrote.

Poets & Writers, Inc. is the primary source of information, support and guidance for creative writers. Founded in 1970, it is the nation's largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. Read more...