MFA Creative Writing Program

Faculty

Adjunct Faculty, School of Critical Studies
Teaching Interests: Short Fiction, Art Criticism

Bruce Bauman writes fiction and nonfiction.  He is the author of two novels: And The Word Was (Other Press 2006), and Broken Sleep (forthcoming from Other Press).  His reviews have...

Faculty, School of Critical Studies
Teaching interests: fiction and non-fiction, mythologies, revision and adaptation,
cross-cultural/cross-genre/hybrid writing, archives/research/source
texts, style and mechanics of narrative

Tisa Bryant (MFA, Brown 2004) makes work that often traverses the boundaries...

Faculty, School of Critical Studies

BRIAN EVENSON is the author of more than a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection A Collapse of Horses...

Adjunct Faculty, School of Critical Studies
Teaching interests: Poetics; Documentary Strategies; Tiny Press Practices; Translation and Multilingual Writing

Jen Hofer is a poet, translator, bookmaker, social justice interpreter, public letter-writer, knitter, book-maker, urban cyclist, and co-founder (...

Faculty, School of Critical Studies

Douglas Kearney’s collection of writing on poetics and performativity, Mess and Mess and (Noemi Press, 2015), was a Small Press Distribution Handpicked Selection that Publisher’s Weekly called “an extraordinary book.” His third poetry collection, Patter (Red...

Faculty, Chair MFA Creative Writing Program, School of Critical Studies

Maggie Nelson is the author of nine books of poetry and prose, many of which have become cult classics defying categorization. Her nonfiction titles include the National Book Critics Circle Award winner and New York Times bestseller The Argonauts (Graywolf Press, 2015), The Art of...

Faculty, School of Critical Studies
Teaching Areas: Narrative Theory; Cultural Studies; Fiction; Critical Theory; Arts Writing


Janet Sarbanes
is the author of the short story collections Army of One and The Protester Has Been Released. Recent short fiction appears in ...

Faculty, School of Critical Studies

Teaching Interests: Critical Theory; Fiction & Non-fiction, Gender Studies; Literature; Social Art Practice

Matias Viegener is a writer, artist and critic who works solo and collaboratively in the fields of writing, visual art, and...

Faculty, School of Critical Studies
Teaching Interests: Film, Video, TV Theory; Critical Writing; Poetics

Jon Wagner (PhD, School of Cinematic Arts, USC) is a scholar, translator, and poet who helped establish the MFA Writing Program at CalArts in 1994 and served as its Associate Director or Director...

Faculty, School of Critical Studies

Teaching Interests- Pataphysics, nonsense, feminist art history, science and art, violence of language

Christine Wertheim is a poet, performer, critic, curator, crafter and collaborator teaching at CalArts. She has eight books including three poetic suites, The Book...

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