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  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Creative Writing 200  

Creative Writing 200

Degree Program Offered: Master of Fine Arts

Rigoberto González, 43 Bleeker Street, 973-353-1107 (email:


Members of the Graduate Writing Faculty


Rigoberto Gonzalez; M.F.A., Arizona State; Poetry
Latino Literature; 20th-century ethnic American literature

James Goodman, SAS-N; Ph.D., Princeton; Nonfiction
Twentieth-century United States; race; politics, history, and fiction; narrative history

Rachel Hadas, SAS-N; Ph.D., Princeton; Poetry
Creative writing (poetry); 20th-century American and English poetry; classics in translation

Cathy Hong Park, SAS-N; M.F.A., Iowa, Creative Writing
Poet, essayist

John Keene, SAS-N; M.F.A., New York; Creative Writing (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction)
African-American and African diasporic studies; 20th- and 21st-century American studies; LGBTQ studies; poetics and narratology; aesthetic theory

Jayne Anne Phillips, Board of Governors Professor, SAS-N; M.F.A., Iowa; Creative Writing, Fiction
Contemporary fiction (novel, short stories, essays)

Associate Professors:

Alice Elliott Dark, SAS-N; M.F.A., Antioch; Creative Writing, Fiction
Twentieth-century American literature, craft of fiction

Assistant Professors:

Naomi Jackson, SAS-N; MFA, Iowa; Fiction
Twentieth-century American and Caribbean literature, craft of fiction

Akil Kumarasamy, SAS-N; MFA, Iowa; Fiction
Twentieth-century American literature, craft of fiction

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