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Encyclopedia > Iowa Writers' Workshop

The Program in Creative Writing, more commonly known as the Iowa Writers' Workshop, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa is a graduate-level creative writing program in the United States. Writer Lan Samantha Chang is currently the director of the Workshop. The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or locally UI, is a major coeducational research university located on a 1,900-acre (8 km²) campus in Iowa City, Iowa, US, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Creative writing is a term used to distinguish certain imaginative or different types of writing from technical writing. ... Lan Samantha Chang is an Asian American writer of novels and short stories. ...


The program began in 1936, with the gathering together of poets and fiction writers under the direction of Wilbur Schramm. Graduates earn a Master of Fine Arts in English; Iowa was the first program in the country to offer this degree. Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wilbur Schramm was professor of communication, and founder of the Institute for Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ... In the United States, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a terminal graduate degree in an area of visual, plastic, literary or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the bachelor level. ...


The program has a minimal curriculum, requiring students to take a small number of classes each semester, including the Graduate Fiction Workshop or Graduate Poetry Workshop itself, and perhaps one or two additional literature seminars. The modest curricular requirements are intended to prepare the student, in a sense, for the realities of professional writing, where self-discipline is paramount.


The program revolves around the Graduate Workshop courses, which meet once a week. Before each three-hour class, a small number of students will have submitted material for critical reading by their peers. The class itself consists of a round-table discussion during which the class and the instructor offer impressions, observations, and analysis about each piece. The specifics of how the class is conducted vary somewhat from teacher to teacher, and between Poetry and Fiction workshops. The ideal result of the process is not only that authors come away with insights into the strength and weaknesses of their own work, but that the class as a whole derives some insight, whether general or specific, about the process of writing.


Iowa Writers' Workshop alumni have won a dozen Pulitzer Prizes (most recently Marilynne Robinson in fiction in 2005, and Michael Cunningham in fiction and Mark Strand in poetry, both in 1999), as well as numerous National Book Awards and other major literary honors. Four recent U.S. Poets Laureate have been graduates of the Workshop. In 2003, the Workshop received a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It was the first Medal awarded to a university, and only the second given to an institution rather than an individual."[1] The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Marilynne Robinson (born 1947) is an American author. ... Michael Cunningham (born November 6, 1952) is an award-winning American writer, best known for his 1998 novel The Hours, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1999. ... Mark Strand (born April 11, 1934) is an American poet, born in Canada. ... The National Book Awards is one of the most preeminent literary prizes in the United States. ... The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is appointed by the United States Librarian of Congress and earns a stipend of $35,000 a year. ... The National Humanities Medal honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities, broadened citizens’ engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans’ access to important resources in the humanities. ... The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency of the United States established by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (Pub. ...

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Pulitzer Prizes of Writers' Workshop Graduates and Faculty

The University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop has 25 affiliated Pulitzer Prizes earned by various faculty and graduates, and over 40 attributed to graduates and faculty of The University of Iowa. The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Old Cap or Old Capitol Building, Iowas first state capitol building and a university landmark. ...


Writers' Workshop graduates have produced 13 Pulitzer Prizes since 1947.


Fiction

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Journalistic

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Poetry

  • Robert Lowell, 1947 Pulitzer for Lord Weary's Castle, 1974 Pulitzer for The Dolphin, former faculty member.
  • Robert Penn Warren, 1958 Pulitzer for Poems 1954-56, Now and Then, 1980 Pulitzer for Poems 1976-78, former faculty member.
  • W.D. Snodgrass, 1960 Pulitzer for Heart's Needle, BA, 1949; MA, 1951; MFA, 1953.
  • John Berryman, 1965 Pulitzer for 77 Dream Songs, former faculty member.
  • Donald Justice, 1980 Pulitzer for Selected Poems, alumnus and former faculty member.
  • Carolyn Kizer, 1985 Pulitzer for Yin, former faculty member.
  • Rita Dove, 1987 Pulitzer for Thomas and Beulah, MFA, 1977.
  • Mona Van Duyn, 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Near Changes, MA, English, 1943.
  • James Tate, 1992 Pulitzer for Selected Poems, MFA, 1967.
  • Louise Glück, 1993 Pulitzer for The Wild Iris, former faculty member.
  • Philip Levine, 1995 Pulitzer for The Simple Truth, MFA, 1957; former faculty member.
  • Jorie Graham, 1996 Pulitzer for The Dream of the Unified Field, MFA, English, 1978; former faculty member.
  • Charles Wright, 1998 Pulitzer for Black Zodiac, MFA, 1963.
  • Mark Strand, 1999 Pulitzer for Blizzard of One, MA, 1962; former faculty member.
  • Robert Hass, 2008 Pulitzer for Time and Materials, frequent visiting faculty member.
  • Philip Schultz, 2008 Pulitzer for Failure, MFA, English, 1971.

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Notable alumni

Notable alumni of the program include:

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Faculty

Over the years, permanent and visiting faculty have included prominent fiction writers and poets, including:


Fiction writers

Nelson Algren,Jonathan Ames, Mike Anderson,Madison Smartt Bell, Vance Bourjaily, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Kevin Brockmeier, Ethan Canin, Edward Carey, John Casey, John Cheever, Frank Conroy, Robert Coover, Jim Crace, Charles D'Ambrosio, Nicholas Delbanco, Stuart Dybek, Deborah Eisenberg, Tony Eprile, Richard Gehman, Judith Grossman, Barry Hannah, Ron Hansen, Adam Haslett, James Hynes, Thom Jones, Margot Livesey, Paule Marshall, Elizabeth McCracken, James Alan McPherson, Bharati Mukherjee, Chris Offutt, ZZ Packer, Francine Prose, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth, James Salter, Bob Shacochis, Scott Spencer, Elizabeth Tallent, Barry Unsworth, Jennifer Vanderbes, Kurt Vonnegut, Joy Williams, Meg Wolitzer, and Richard Yates. Nelson Algren (March 28, 1909 - May 9, 1981) was a famous American writer. ... Jonathan Ames is an American author who has written a number of novels and comic memoirs. ... Michael Moschello Anderson (born September 21, 1973 in Winnsboro, South Carolina) is an American Football running back who currently plays for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. In 2000 Anderson was chosen as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. ... Madison Smartt Bell (born August 1, 1957) is a U.S. novelist. ... T. Coraghessan Boyle (also known as T.C. Boyle, born Thomas John Boyle on December 2, 1948) is a U.S. novelist and short story writer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ethan Canin is an author. ... John Casey (born 1939 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American writer and translator. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Frank Conroy (January 15, 1936 - April 6, 2005) was an American author, born in New York, New York. ... Robert Coover (born February 4, 1932) is an American author and professor in the Literary Arts program at Brown University. ... Jim Crace (born March 1, 1946 in Hertfordshire, England) is a contemporary English writer. ... Charles DAmbrosio is an American short story writer and essayist. ... Stuart Dybek (b. ... Deborah Eisenberg is an American short-story writer, actor and teacher. ... Tony Eprile is a South African writer now living in Vermont in the USA. Short stories Temporary Sojourner and Other South African Stories (1989) Novels The Persistence of Memory (2004) Category: ... Barry Hannah (born 1942) is an American novelist and short story writer. ... Ron Hansen can refer to different people: Ron Hansen, a former Canadian politician Ron Hansen, a former MLB shortstop This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Adam Haslett is an American fiction writer. ... James Hynes (b. ... Thom Jones (born 1945) is an American writer, primarily of short stories. ... Cover of Brown Girl, Brownstones (1959) Paule Marshall (April 9, 1929) is an American author. ... Elizabeth McCracken (born 1966) is an American author. ... James Alan McPherson (b. ... Bharati Mukherjee (born July 27, 1940) is an award-winning Indian born American writer. ... Chris Offutt (August 24, 1962 in Lexington, Kentucky. ... ZZ Packer (born January 12, 1973) is an American author, notable for her works of short fiction. ... Francine Prose (born in 1947 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American novelist. ... Marilynne Robinson (born 1947) is an American author. ... Philip Milton Roth (born March 19, 1933, Newark, New Jersey[1]) is a famous American novelist. ... James Salter (born 1925) is an American short story writer and novelist. ... Bob Shacochis (b. ... Scott Spencer is a 17 year old striker who is part of the Everton F.C. youth setup. ... Elizabeth Tallent, an American writer, was born Elizabeth Ann Tallent on August 8, 1954, in Washington, D.C. She is the author of a book of literary criticism, Married Men and Magic Tricks: John Updikes Erotic Heroes (1982); a novel, Museum Pieces (1985); and three books of short stories... Barry Unsworth (born 1930) is a British novelist who is known for novels with historical themes. ... Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Meg Wolitzer is an American writer, born on Long Island, New York on 28 May 1959. ... There have been several people by the name of Richard Yates: Richard Yates (governor) Richard Yates (novelist) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Poets

Simon Armitage, John Ash, Marvin Bell, Ted Berrigan, John Berryman, Gillian Conoley, Mark Doty, Lynn Emanuel, Paul Engle, Kathleen Fraser, James Galvin, Forrest Gander, Louise Gluck, Jorie Graham, Robert Hass, Lyn Hejinian, Brenda Hillman, Anselm Hollo, Donald Justice, Claudia Keelan, Galway Kinnell, Carolyn Kizer, August Kleinzahler, Sukrita Paul Kumar, Ann Lauterbach, Mark Levine, Larry Levis, Robert Lowell, Thomas Lux, Jack Marshall, Heather McHugh, Sandra McPherson, Bob Perelman, Carl Phillips, Claudia Rankine, Donald Revell, Mary Ruefle, Tom Sleigh, Gerald Stern, Mark Strand, Robert Sward, Thomas Swiss,Cole Swensen, James Tate, Susan Wheeler, Emily Wilson, C.D. Wright, and Dean Young. Simon Armitage Simon Armitage (born May 26, 1963 in Huddersfield) is a British poet, playwright and novelist. ... John Ash (born June 29, 1948) is an expatriate British poet and writer. ... Marvin Bell (1937 - ) is an American poet who famously wrote books of poems called The Book of the Dead Man and Ardor: The Book of the Dead Man, Vol. ... Ted Berrigan (15 November 1934 - 4 July 1983) was an American poet. ... John Allyn Berryman (originally John Allyn Smith) (October 25, 1914 – January 7, 1972) was an American poet, born in McAlester, Oklahoma. ... Gillian Conoley is an American poet and a graduate of the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. ... Mark Doty (born 1953 in Maryville, Tennessee) is an American poet. ... Lynn Collins Emanuel (b. ... Paul Engle (1908-1991) was a noted American poet, writer, editor, and novelist. ... Kathleen Fraser is a contemporary poet. ... Forrest Gander (b. ... Louise Glück (born April 22, 1943) is the author of nine books of poetry, including The Seven Ages (Ecco Press, 2001); Vita Nova (1999), which was awarded The New Yorker magazines Book Award in Poetry; Meadowlands (1996); The Wild Iris (1992), which received the Pulitzer Prize and the... Jorie Graham Jorie Graham (born May 9, 1950) is an American poet and the editor of numerous volumes of poetry. ... Robert L. Hass (b. ... Lyn Hejinian (born 1941) is a United States poet, essayist, translator and publisher. ... Anselm Hollo (born 1934) is a prolific Finnish poet and translator, resident since the late 1960s in the United States. ... Donald Justice (born in Miami, Florida, August 12, 1925 - died in Iowa City, Iowa, August 6, 2004) was an American poet and teacher of writing. ... Galway Kinnell (born February 1st, 1927 in Providence, Rhode Island) is one of the most influential American poets of the latter half of the 20th century. ... Carolyn Ashley Kizer (born December 10, 1925) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet of the Pacific Northwest whose works reflect her feminism. ... August Kleinzahler (born 1949) is a United States poet. ... Ann Lauterbach is an American poet. ... Mark LeVine is a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. ... Larry Patrick Levis (1946-1996) was an acclaimed U.S. poet of the latter part of the twentieth century. ... Robert Lowell (March 1, 1917–September 12, 1977), born Robert Traill Spence Lowell, IV, was a highly regarded mid-twentieth-century American poet. ... Thomas Lux (1946 -- ) is an American poet. ... Right Honourable Sir John Ross Marshall GBE (March 5, 1912 – August 30, 1988), generally known as Jack Marshall, was a New Zealand politician. ... Heather McHugh (born 1948) is an American poet. ... Bob Perelman is an American poet, critic, editor and teacher. ... Carl Phillips (born 1959) is a gay American writer and poet. ... Claudia Rankine is an American poet born in 1963 and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, and New York City. ... Donald Revell (b. ... Mary Ruefle is an American poet and essayist. ... Gerald Stern (born 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a Jewish-American poet. ... Mark Strand (born April 11, 1934) is an American poet, born in Canada. ... Robert Sward is an American and Canadian poet and novelist. ... Cole Swensen (1955- ) Born in Kentfield near San Francisco, Swensen was awarded a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship and is the author of over ten poetry collections and as many translations of works from the French. ... James Hugh Joseph Tate (1910-1983), U.S. politician James Tate (writer) b. ... (1955-) is an educator and poet. ... C. D. Wright (born 1949) is a U.S. poet. ... Dean Young (1955-) is a contemporary American poet in the poetic lineage of John Ashbery, Frank OHara, and Kenneth Koch. ...


References

  1. ^ The University of Iowa Writer's Workshop Webpage: About the Workshop

External links

  • University of Iowa Writers' Workshop Webpage
  • http://www.uiowa.edu/admissions/undergrad/after-grad/pulitzers.html

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