NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE'S MFA DEGREE IN POETRY
The College’s MFA degree in poetry is the only single-genre program of its kind in the country. This degree program features a summer and winter residency each year with an online component in between allowing students to participate from any location. Studying with a faculty drawn from the country’s leading contemporary voices in poetry, graduates of the program have met with great success. Carey Salerno, a 2006 graduate from Boston, Massachusetts, received the Alice James Books 2007 Kinereth Gensler Award. Her book of poetry, Shelter, will be published next year. This summer, recent graduate Christopher Goodrich also had his first collection of poems published by Finishing Line Press. Goodrich, who lives in New Jersey, received the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and has been published in The New York Quarterly, 5AM, Kestrel, The Sycamore Review, The Worcester Review, and numerous other publications. A 2004 graduate of the MFA program, Mary Walker Graham was the featured poet in the publication Poetry Daily which has earned a solid reputation for its ability to publish the work of the next generation of leading poets. Ira Joe Fisher, also a 2004 MFA graduate and CBS’s The Saturday Early Show weatherman, published his first book of poetry in 2006.