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Jack Kerouac School of
Disembodied Poetics

The Jack Kerouac School cultivates contemplative and experimental approaches to writing. Our esteemed faculty teach literary arts in innovative ways that foster both rigor and creative expansion. Students have numerous opportunities to work with invited guests during our events: Ginsberg Visiting Fellow, Scalapino Lecturer in Innovative Poetics, Jack Kerouac School Symposium, and What Where Series.

Another distinctive aspect of the curriculum is our internationally recognized Summer Writing Program, a colloquium of Jack Kerouac School and visiting faculty who teach workshops, give lectures and readings, as well as mentor students in one-on-one conferences.

Graduates of our programs publish widely, teach in universities and abroad, establish small presses, work in arts administration, and have received numerous awards: NEA Fellowship, Fulbright, American Book Awards, PEN/Hemingway Award, and Next Generation Indie Book Award.

Jack Kerouac School Funding Opportunities

The Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Anselm Hollo Graduate Fellowships are awarded annually to three incoming MFA Creative Writing & Poetics students (residency program). The recipients will receive full funding (tuition and fees), plus an additional $5,000 scholarship as well as a $3,000 stipend as compensation for duties performed as a requirement of the fellowships. Fellowship recipients are trained in pedagogy and have an opportunity to teach college-level writing or work in the writing center.

To be considered for a fellowship, you must complete the MFA Creative Writing and Poetics (residency program) application for fall 2020 and a FAFSA (US students only) by the preferred submission date: February 3, 2020.

For more information about the fellowships, email .

Learn more about the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program (residency) and the MFA in Creative Writing program (low-residency).