Julianne Iverson
Written Word Comes to Life Through Animated Short Film
Kyle Dargan, director of American University’s MFA Creative Writing Program, has received many accolades for his poetry collection Honest Engine (University of Georgia Press, 2015). It was a finalist…
DC Capitol
The 10 Best Works of Literature Set in DC
Our location in Washington, DC is central to our identity as an MFA program. Our students explore some of the world’s best literary organizations and activities – and find quiet spaces to write and…
Publish Your Work: Insights from Arielle Bernstein
Publish Your Work: Insights from Arielle Bernstein
Arielle Bernstein graduated from the AU MFA in Creative Writing in 2009 with a mixed-genre thesis, and she has now joined us as a professorial lecturer. Arielle’s career – with wide publication…
Poetry books
How Do Poets Make a Living?
As Robert Graves put it, “There is no money in poetry, but there is no poetry in money, either.” Poets don’t pursue poetry for the cash, but the truth is that we all have to make rent and buy…
Coffee Cup
An Interview with Valzhyna Mort, Poet & AU Graduate
When poet Valzhyna Mort arrived at AU as a student, she already had several accomplishments behind her. She had published a collection of poetry, Factory of Tears, in the United States and in Belarus,…