MFA Creative Writing Program


Adjunct Faculty
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...

Critical Studies Faculty
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
Adjunct Faculty
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, MFA Writing Program; Interim Faculty Co-Director for Equity and Diversity

Douglas Kearney's first full-length collection of poems, Fear, Some, hit the shelves in 2006 (Red Hen Press). His second manuscript, The Black Automaton, was chosen by Catherine Wagner for the National Poetry Series and published by Fence Books in 2009. National Book Award-...


Teaching Interests: Poetics; Non-Fiction

Maggie Nelson (Ph.D. in English Literature, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York) is the author of five books of nonfiction and four books of poetry. Her most recent book is The Argonauts...

Faculty, Creative Writing Program
Teaching Areas: Narrative Theory; Cultural Studies; Fiction

Janet Sarbanes
is a writer and scholar living in Los Angeles. She is the author of the short story collection Army of One, and has published fiction and criticism in anthologies, artist...


Teaching Interests: Creative Non-Fiction; Travel Writing; Performance Theory and Practice; Ethnographic Methods; Testimony and Magical Realism

Mady Schutzman (Ph.D. Performance Studies, NYU) is a writer, scholar, theatre artist, and filmmaker.  She has published...


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...

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...

Christine Wertheim is a poet-performer-artist-critic-curator-crafter-teacher-and-collaborator based in Los Angeles. She has published two books, mUtter-bAbel (Counterpath Press, 2013) and +|'me'S-pace (Les Figues Press, 2007), and edited three anthologies of contemporary...

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