Creative Journal

Testimonials

"My time at Miami was integral to the process of writing and selling my memoir. The creative writing faculty helped foster my voice and style and find the language I needed to talk about my project and my writing, which gave me an edge when pitching agents and publishers. My cohort provided astute and serious criticism of my writing as well as a community of writers with different writing styles and interests whom I still look to for advice and feedback." —Matt Young, author, Eat the Apple (Bloomsbury, 2018)

"At Miami, I learned writing as a craft, as work—something to love through study and practice. With the encouragement of my teachers, I read voraciously during my time in the program and took risks in my writing. I would not be the writer and editor that I am without the community at Miami." —Emily Corwin ‘15,  author of Tenderling (Stalking Horse, 2018)

"I met my best friends at Miami. I met mentors whom I still worship, cherish, and feel supported by.  I learned how to write a short story at Miami. My work and my life were fully  and continually supported at Miami—academically, creatively, and economically. Miami was the first of my graduate degrees—it definitely got me where I wanted to go—but the years I spent there were some of the best and most exciting of my life." —Rachel Levy ‘12, author of A Book So Red (Caketrain, 2015, winner of the 2014 Caketrain Competition judged by Peter Markus), University of Utah PhD candidate, and FC2 Fellow.

"Honest, considerate, and thoughtful commentary and criticism of my work. Incomparable sprint courses, world-class faculty, a jovial cohort, and one-to-one (and even lifelong) networking with distinguished visiting writers." —Anthony Ramstetter ‘15

"Miami demystified the poetry scene for me: suddenly, I was able to work with people I'd only read--to collaborate with them and be taken seriously as an artist and poet. The professors' enthusiasm and support is unmatched; they have so much to teach, no matter the stage in your career. Studying at Miami didn't just improve my writing; it made me believe in myself as a writer." —Jacqueline Kari ‘12, poet, translator, University of Georgia PhD candidate, and editor of A Bad Penny Review and Opo Books & Objects.