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Letter from the Director Aurelie Sheehan

“Dear Alums and Friends, On November 16th, Steve Orlen passed away at his home. One of the founders of the MFA program, Steve taught poetry at the University of Arizona for over forty years. His exceptionally refined understanding of poetry, his passionate curiosity about the human soul and history, and his big loving  presence in

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Letters on MFAs

Continued from previous post. JR: …It’s JR from MB’s class. How’s it going? Where are you now? The main question is: Have you written anything lately? NS: I hope to be finished with a story soon, since I finally actually started one the other day. Send me one and I’ll read it asap. I live in

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Letters on MFAs

Friends and strangers and old classmates and coworkers have all been asking me: What is an MFA? I’m sure I’m not the only one here in this program who gets asked this. I’d love to hear what you tell your friends you’re doing, when you get right down to it. Here are some excerpts from

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