|Creative Writing at the
University of Missouri-Kansas City has a long and lively
history, with past faculty members who include John Ciardi,
Dan Jaffe, David Ray, James McKinley, and G.S. Sharat
Chandra. Currently, the creative writing faculty includes
Michelle Boisseau in poetry (coordinator of creative
writing), Michael Pritchett in fiction (advisor for the
student literary journal, Number One), and Robert Stewart
in poetry and magazine writing (editor of New Letters).
Visitors to campus have
included Howard Nemerov, Tess Gallagher, Grace Paley, Mark
Jarman, Etheridge Knight, Janet Burroway, Adrienne Rich
and many others. The English department anually
co-sponsors The Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair Visiting Writer in
Residence, a three-to-five day visit by a nationally
The College offers two summer
writing conferences -- The Mark Twain Writing Workshop and
The New Letters Weekend Writers Conferences -- both in
June. The College of Arts & Sciences is home, also, of
Letters, the international literary journal, its national
radio companion, New Letters on the Air, and a book
publisher, BkMk Press. All of these work in close
cooperation with the department of English to offer
resources and working internships for writing students.
For more information, see the
department of English
site or call the English department at The University
of Missouri-Kansas City, (816) 235-1305.
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