Current Students

Read about some of our dynamic Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics students, their educational backgrounds, and writing interests.

2018 Cohort

Profiles coming soon!

2017 Cohort

image of Woogee BaeWoogee Bae

Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Buffalo
Undergraduate Degree: English
Other Degrees or Certificates: SUNY Buffalo, MA in English

Writing Interests: Translingual and transcultural poetry, documentary poetics, ecopoetics

Other Interests: Black coffee, Slytherin House, Geminis, Cate Blanchett, veggie pho, Cotes du Rhone, Sasha Velour, my friend's beagle pointer Neville, Celine Dion, Montreal, happy hours, Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, Camembert and truffle spread on a baguette, RPDR, Spades, Rihanna (and her Instagram), homemade sugo, LotR, Archer, Pandemic the board game, satire and sarcasm

image of Aya BlackburnAya Blackburn

Undergraduate Institution: Ringling College of Art and Design
Undergraduate Degree: Digital Filmmaking

Writing Interests: Short novels and novellas, short stories, poetry, novels in verse, screenplays, horror, made-up occult rituals and fake mythologies

Other Interests: Art, monsters, bunnies, dogs, indie movies, being alone, comfortable silence, modern dance, oddities, swimming, autumn, coffee, trees

image of Peter BullerPeter Buller

Undergraduate Institution: The Evergreen State College
Undergraduate Degree: Creative Writing

Writing Interests: Poetry, Literary Criticism; contemporary philosophy, surrealism, myths and myth-making

Other Interests: Letterpress printing, photography, new wave cinema, theatre

image of Reed LowellReed Lowell

Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington Bothell
Undergraduate Degree: Culture, Literature, and the Arts

Writing Interests: Fantasy, science fiction, angsty poetry (primarily the less angsty stuff), and writing anything that will leave an impression on the world, though writing for writing's sake is just fine

Other Interests: Reading, listening to really chill music, video games, editing, travel, film, recording podcasts with his friend, politics (no fuzz on that), and speaking in the third person

image of Dana MiddletonDana Middleton

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Asheville
Undergraduate Degree: Literature- Creative Writing and a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Writing Interests: prose poetry, experimental exercises, erasures, bodies and power, the boundaries of reality, poetry as an act of resistance/ acts of resistance as poetry, book thief vents rage on laureate's poetry with shotgun

Other Interests: Louise (pictured), bookmaking, crop tops, astrology, boxing

image of Sean Mosman SinclairW. Sean Mosman Sinclair

Undergraduate Institution: The Evergreen State College
Undergraduate Degree: Philosophy/English

Writing Interests: Philosophy: Academic, Literary, and Otherwise; Speculative Fiction; “Experimental” Fictions; Good Stories; Fairytales, Folklore, Parables, Metaphors, and Analogies of All Stripes; Memoir; Poetry (and all that this entails); Physics, Math, and other Science-ish Things; Radical Literature: Feminist, Anarchist, &c.; Visual “Texts.” &c. &c., &c…

Other Interests: Critical Thinking, Community, Teaching and Learning, Not Starving to Death in the Street, The Dog Friend (Grga), Photography and other Visual Arts, Problem Solving, The Fine Art of Good (generative) Arguing, Music, Pattern Finding and Manipulation, Play, Clowning and Circus Arts. &c, &c, &c.

JasonTenor.jpgJason Michael Tentor

BA in American Studies and MA in Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington Bothell
Associates of Arts in Software Development from Manchester Technical College, Connecticut

Writing interests: Hip Hop, short fiction
Other Interests: Socially engaged art



image of Virginia SoileauVirginia Soileau

Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington Tacoma
Undergraduate Degree: Writing Studies
Other Degrees or Certificates: Associates in Liberal Arts with an endorsement in Written Communications from Pierce Community College

Writing Interests: exploratory intermixing of Poetry and Creative Nonfiction

Other Interests: painting and photography


image of Siolo ThompsonSiolotuma Thompson

Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington Seattle
Undergraduate Degree: Comparative Literature

Writing Interests: Graphic novels, comic books, cartooning, science fiction, creative non-fiction

Other Interests: Art, art history, cooking, wild swimming, animals with short legs

Taesung EomTaesung Eom

Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington Bothell
Undergraduate Degree: Culture,literature, and the Arts

Writing Interests: Fantasy, drama

Other Interests: Making sushi, reading, solitary walks in nature


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