Cornell Writers


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abush

Dorit Abush

  • Fiction Writer
  • PhD, University of Massachusetts, 1985
  • Associate Professor of Linguistics, Cornell University
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Ackerman

Diane Ackerman

  • Poet, Memorist, Essayist
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1973
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1978
  • PhD Thesis: The Metaphysical Mind: Studies in a Comprehensive Muse
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Jennifer Adams

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2011
  • PhD Thesis: Girl on a Balcony
Adcock

Siobhan Adcock

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2004
  • Masters Thesis: Make Your Own
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Adesokan

Akinwumi Adesokan

  • Fiction Writer
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 2005
  • Dissertation Title: Words That Flourish: Postnational Aesthetics in Videofilms, African Cinema, and Black Diasporic Writings
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Allen

Gilbert Allen

  • Poet
  • BA (1972), MFA (1974), Ph.D. (1977) Cornell University
  • MFA Thesis Motions
  • PhD Thesis Visionary Journeys: The Poetry of Edward Thomas and Wilfred Owen
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Alley

Henry Alley

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1969
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1971
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Alleyne

Lauren Alleyne

Ammons

A.R. Ammons

Anderson

Donald Anderson

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1989
  • Masters Thesis: Baby Teeth annd Other Stories
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Anderson

Karen Anderson

  • Poet
  • MFA, Iowa Writer’s Workshop
  • PhD, English Literature, Cornell University, 2008
  • PhD Thesis: Classifying Life: Metaphor, Popular Biology, and Social Categorization in Emily Dickenson, Anne Spencer, Marianne Moore and Lorine Niedecker
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Andersson

Evetta Andersson

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2001
  • Masters Thesis: Topeka Redwing
Ansay

A. Manette Ansay

Ariner

Emine Pelin Ariner

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2006
  • Masters Thesis: Out of the Chilled Pandemonium Hatchery

Tacey M. Atsitty


Marisol Baca

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2006
  • Masters Thesis: In This Furnace With My Father
Bank

Melissa Bank

  • Fiction Writer
  • Visiting Writer, Cornell University, Spring 2009
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1988
  • Masters Thesis: The Palace at 4 a.m.
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Barr

Burlin Barr

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1993
  • Masters Thesis: Charlie Parker in Los Angeles
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1999
  • PhD Thesis: Lyrical Contact Zones: Cinematic Representations and the Transformation of the Exotic
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Allison Barrett

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2010
  • Masters Thesis: Tiptoe Berserk

Cynthia Baughman

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1992
  • Masters Thesis: What You Pay For
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Jose Beduya, Jr.

Lisa Beiter (Martin)

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2005
  • Masters Thesis: O Lord, The Bells

Timothy Belden

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1989
  • Masters Thesis: Also
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Chad Bennett

Drew Bennett

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2001
  • Masters Thesis: Manzanita Bay and Other Stories
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Berg

Rebecca Berg

  • Fiction Writer
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1990
  • PhD Thesis: How to Tell Lies: Epistemology and Gender Politics in Modernist Narratives
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Jasper Bernes

Bertolino

James Bertolino

Bherwani

Bhisham Bherwani

Julie Bick

Billings

Timothy Billings

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1991
  • Masters Thesis: The Point of Return
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1997
  • PhD Thesis: Illustrating China: Emblematic Autopsy and the Catachresis of Cathay
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Bishop

Morris G. Bishop

  • BA, Cornell University, 1913
  • MA, Cornell University, 1914
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1926
  • Professor of Romance Literature and University Historian Cornell University
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Angela Bommarito

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1996
  • Masters Thesis: Give

Cynthia Bond

Wyatt Bonikowski

  • Fiction Writer
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 2006
  • PhD Thesis: Traces of War: Shell shock, death drive, and narrative after the first world war
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Alison Booth

Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White

Brehm

John Brehm

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1982
  • Visiting Writer, Spring 1996
  • Masters Thesis: At the River
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Brodkey

Harold Brodkey

Brown

Cory Brown

Brown

Jason Brown

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1995
  • Masters Thesis: Animal Stories
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Brown

Julie Brown

  • Poet
  • Ph.D, Cornell University, 2011
  • Masters Thesis: Material Translation in Contemporary Women’s Poetry

Louis Bromfield

Susan Brownmiller

Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac

Bryan

Sharon Bryan

Buck

Pearl S. Buck

Buechner

Ann Buechner

Bulawayo NoViolet

Burak

David Burak

Zofia Burr

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1987
  • Masters Thesis:The Path Gathering Finds
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1993
  • PhD Thesis: A Poetics of Address: Speech and Dialogue in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson, Josephine Miles, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Audre Lorde
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Bush

Ellen C. Bush

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1999
  • Masters Thesis:Days, Nights, and Other Noises
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Larry Cantera

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1992
  • Masters Thesis: Rissa
Campana

Joseph Campana

  • Poet
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 2004
  • PhD Thesis: Suffering Romance: Edmund Spenser and the Matter of Poetry
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Michael Canavan

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2011
  • Masters Thesis: The Quiet Genghis

Anthony Caputi

  • Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Cornell University, 1958-1991
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Carleton

William Carleton

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1986
  • Master Thesis: “Beethoven and Goeth Once Met in Teplitz”;A Sequence of Diverted Sonnets”, and Other Poems
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Cathy Carlson

  • AB, Cornell University, 1993
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1996
  • Master Thesis: Blue Girls
Carrillo

H.G. Carrillo

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2007
  • Masters Thesis: Loosing My Espanish
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Carroll

Amy Carroll

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1995
  • PhD Duke University, 2004
  • Masters Thesis: Secession
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James Cecil

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2010
  • Masters Thesis: Traveling Together Apart
Chang

Steven C. Chang

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2006
  • Masters Thesis: You Could be Anywhere

Wah-Ming Chang

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2006
  • Masters Thesis: Mule City: A Novel

Katherine Lien Chariott

Chen

Michael Chen

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1997
  • Masters Thesis: Fang’s Birthday
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Cheong

Fiona Cheong

Chertok

Alexander Chertok

  • Poet
  • 2013
  • Masters Thesis: Father Tongue
Choi

Susan Choi

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1995
  • Masters Thesis: Sunstroke and Other Stories
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Andrea Cheng

  • Children’s Literature
  • BA in English, Cornell University, 1979
  • MS in Linguistics, Cornell University, 1982
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Catherine Chung

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2006
  • Masters Thesis: The Forest Monk
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Cleese

John Cleese

  • Fiction Writer
  • Comedian, Actor, and Writer
  • A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University
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Cody

Paul Cody

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1987
  • Masters Thesis: What We Have and Other Stories
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Megan Coe

  • Fiction Writer
  • 2012
  • Masters Thesis: Desert Princess
Cole

Merrill Cole

  • Poet
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1993
  • Masters Thesis: The Spectacle of Control
  • PhD English, University of Washington, 1999
  • Dissertation: The Erotics of Masculine Demise: Homosexual Sacrifice in Modernist Poetry
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Coovadia

Imraan Coovadia

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1994
  • Masters Thesis: Departures and Other Stories
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William J. Cordeiro

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2009
  • Masters Thesis: Penetralium
Corey

Joshua Corey

  • Poet
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 2008
  • Dissertation: The American Avant-Pastoral: Ezra Pound, Louis Zukofsky, Ronald Johnson
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Jennifer Cornell

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1994
  • Masters Thesis: Departures and Other Stories
Couto

Nancy Vieira Couto

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1980
  • Masters Thesis: Ice Museum
  • Poetry editor for the Cornell English department’s Epoch magazine.
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Rachel Coye

  • Fiction Writer
  • 2012
  • Masters Thesis: Tuck, Tuck
Cragun

Jennifer Cragun

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2007
  • Masters Thesis: Anyone is Company
Cumes

Jennine Crucet

Crutchfield

John Crutchfield

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1998
  • Masters Thesis: Still (Elegies, Translations, Whiskey-Songs)
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 2002
  • PhD Thesis: Under the Shadow of Ultimacy: Studies in American Theopoiesis
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Cumes

Julia Cumes

Cummisk

Gary Cummisk

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1992
  • Masters Thesis: There is No Patience Like a River
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Curtis

C. Michael Curtis


Elizabeth Davey

  • MFA, Cornell University, 1991
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1996
  • Masters Thesis: Scarp
  • PhD Thesis: “A Submerged Continent of Song”: Circulations of Political Poetry in the United States
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Diaz

Junot Díaz

Jane Dickinson

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1984
  • Masters Thesis: Marked Woman

Kim Dionis

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1992
  • Masters Thesis: Trespass: Collected Works
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Kerry Dolan

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1990
  • Masters Thesis: Riis Park and Other Stories
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Dolin

Sharon Dolin

  • Poet
  • BA, Magna Cum Laude in English, Cornell University, 1977
  • MA, University of California at Berkeley
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1990
  • PhD Thesis: Straddling the Line: Enjambment as Polysemy in the Poetry of William Carlos Williams and Marianne Moore
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Donaghy

Daniel Donaghy

Doty

Mark Doty

Justine Dougherty

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1999
  • Masters Thesis: Near Wonderland

Jacqueline Dowdell

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2000
  • Masters Thesis: Claims Against the Estate

Cathleen Drake

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2004
  • Masters Thesis: Folding Pattern
Duane

Daniel Duane


Earling

Debra Earling

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1994
  • MA in English, Cornell University, 1991
  • Masters Thesis: Perma Red
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Early

Gerald Early

Edelson

Julie Edelson

  • Fiction Writer
  • PhD in Comparative Literature, Cornell University, 1974
  • Dissertation: Dissertation: Die Blechtrommel and the Literature of Carnival
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Edwards

Stevie Edwards

Egan

K. J. Egan

Eisler

Barry Eisler

Essl

Michaela Essl

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2008
  • Master Thesis: Syzygy
Estreich

George Estreich

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1989
  • Master Thesis: Elegy and Dan Rabinowitz and Other Poems
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William Evans

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1988
  • Masters Thesis: The Bear Head and Other Stories

Lydia Fakundiny

Brian Fannin

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2000
  • LLD, Cornell University, 2002
  • Masters Thesis: Lost in Here
Farina

Richard Fariña

Fauset

Jessie Redmon Fauset

Feldman

Chanda Feldman

Feldman

Ezra Feldman

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2007
  • Master Thesis: Satisfying the Chemicals
  • Winner of the 2007 Corson-Browning Prize
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Franco

Gina Franco

Judith Frank

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1986
  • Masters Thesis: Solace and Other Stories
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1990
  • PhD Thesis: Parody, Politics and Literary Form: Readings of Fielding and Sterne
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Freedman

Shalom Freedman

B.H. Friedman

Friedman

David J. Friedman

  • Poet
  • BA in English, Cornell University, 1960
  • Book nominated for National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize.
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Michael Friedman

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1991
  • Masters Thesis: Resume
Friedman

Nicholas Friedman

  • MFA, 2012
  • Masters Thesis: Picking Stone

Rob Fuentes

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2001
  • Master Thesis: Pull
Fulton

Alice Fulton

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1982
  • Masters Thesis: Life Above the Permafrost
  • Ann S. Bowers Professor of English, Cornell University
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Jerry Gabriel

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA, University of Iowa
  • Lecturer, Engineering Communications Program, Cornell University, 2008
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Benjamin A. Garcia

  • MFA , 2012
  • Masters Thesis: Xeroscape

Carrie Rice Gardner

Garrett

Michael Garrett

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2006
  • Masters Thesis: Mandalay Bay
Gass

William H. Gass

  • Fiction Writer
  • PhD Cornell University, 1954
  • Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Washington Univeristy of St. Louis
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Gawad

Aisha Gawad

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2013
  • Masters Thesis: Arabland
Gehring

Stephanie Gehring

Gerkensmeyer

Sarah Gerkensmeyer

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2005
  • Master Thesis: Inside the Earth
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Elliot Gilbert

  • Fiction Writer
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1963
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Gilbert

Sandra Mortona Gilbert

  • Abrams Visiting Professor of English, Cornell University, Spring 2007
  • BA, Cornell University
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Gilmore

Jennifer Gilmore

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1998
  • Master Thesis: Proper Names
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Susan Gilmore

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1992
  • Masters Thesis: Every Blue Thing
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1995
  • PhD Thesis: “Not Quite a Lady”: Mina Loy, Edna St. Vincent Millay, H.D., Gwendolyn Brooks and the Poetics of Impersonation
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Girard

Danielle Girard

Giscombe

Cecil Giscombe

Jody Gladding

  • Poet
  • Visiting Writer, Cornell University, Fall 1994
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1981
  • Masters Thesis: Now Crow
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Gómes-Ibañez

Pilar Gómes-Ibañez

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2005
  • Masters Thesis: Shine Like Mercury

Estella Gonzalez

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2009
  • Masters Thesis: Juraena Gold
Gourevitch

Philip Gourevitch

Graver

Elizabeth Graver

Jesse Graves

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2000
  • Masters Thesis: Field Portrait
  • PhD Candidate, University of Tennessee

Matthew Grice

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2010
  • Masters Thesis: Protect and Serve

Ellen Grimm

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 1991
  • Master Thesis: Indefinite Distances and Other Stories

Elizabeth Grove

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 1990
  • Masters Thesis: Spuyten Duyvil and Other Stories

Reesa Grushka

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2002
  • Masters Thesis: Diary of a Circle
Gudding

Gabriel Gudding

Gutierrez

Steve Gutierrez


Hafer

Majorie Maddox Hafer

Jonathan Hall

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1983
  • Masters Thesis: The Mask of Love and Other Stories
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1988
  • PhD Thesis: Fictions of the Self: Melville’s Re-Writing of the Personality

Roxi Hamilton

Lila Hanft

  • MFA, 1986
  • Master Thesis: Aprocrypha
  • PhD, 1991
  • PhD Thesis: Woman “in an Artist’s Studio”: Pre-Raphaelitism, Female Authorship, and the Construction of Gender
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Hansen

Ron Hansen

Ed Hardy

  • Fiction Writer
  • Visiting Writer, Fall 1995
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1988
  • Masters Thesis: Accidentals
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Jared Harel

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2009
  • Masters Thesis: Standard Procedure for my Body Double
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Joshua Harmon

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 1997
  • Masters Thesis: History of Cold Seasons: Stories and Other Works
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Phillip Harper

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1985
  • Masters Thesis: The Blink of An Eye
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1988
  • PhD Thesis: The Recentered Subject: Marginality in the Development of Postmodern Culture
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Alysia Harpootian

Zachary Harris

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2011
  • Masters Thesis: On the Properties of Things

Noor Hashem

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2011
  • Masters Thesis: Fugitive Spaces of Enchantment

Baxter Hathaway

  • Poet
  • Professor of English, Cornell University, 1946-1974
  • Established Epoch magazine in 1947
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William Hathaway

  • Poet
  • Instructor, Department of English, Cornell University, 1969-1970
  • Visiting Professor, Cornell University, 1983-1984
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Robert Hayashi

Virginia Heatter

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2010
  • Masters Thesis: Agoraphonica
Hecht

Paul Hecht

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1999
  • Masters Thesis: Poems
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 2004
  • PhD Thesis: Studies in The Shepheardes Calender
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Herrin

Lamar Herrin

Hickey

Jon Hickey

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2006
  • Masters Thesis: The Signifying Coyote
Hilden

Julie Cope Hilden

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1996
  • Masters Thesis: Rappaport’s Defense
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Jen Hill

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1992
  • Masters Thesis: Shotwell
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 2000
  • PhD Thesis: Unspotted Snow: Artic Space, Gender and Nation in the Nineteenth-Century British Imaginary
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Hite

Molly Hite

Ho

Minfong Ho

  • Fiction Writer
  • BA, Cornell University, 1973
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1982
  • Master Thesis: Waiting for the Rain
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Laura Z. Hobson

Hoffman

Roald Hoffmann

  • Poet
  • Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University
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Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes

Mary Winifred Hood

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1994
  • Masters Thesis: Swami

Christian Howard

  • Fiction Writer
  • 2012
  • Masters Thesis: Settlement
Hower

Edward Hower

Hubbard

Susan Hubbard

Joanna Hughes

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1997
  • Masters Thesis: Dancing All Our Chances
Hummer

Theo Hummer

Jessica Hutcheson


Ifowodo

Ogagaoghene Ifowodo

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2003
  • Master Thesis: “The Oil Lamp”and Poems from The Mourning After
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Clifford Irving


Vernon Jackman

Deidre Jackson

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1986
  • Master Thesis: Absent Members

Jonathan Jackson, Jr.

Cecil James

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2010
  • Master Thesis: Traveling Together Apart
Janowitz

Phyllis Janowitz

Jaskunas

Paul Jaskunas

Jefferis

Sarah Jefferis

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1999
  • Masters Thesis: The Hub-Cap Principle
Johnson

Denis Johnson

Kimari Johnson

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1999
  • Masters Thesis: Family and Curses

Matthew W. Joseph

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2012
  • Masters Thesis: Worst Night of Our Lives

Tessa Joseph

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1999
  • PhD Candidate, UNC, Chapel Hill
  • Masters Thesis: A Circle of Houses

Irakli Kakabadze

Jon Katz

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2010
  • Masters Thesis: Out of the Storm
Kawin

Bruce Kawin

  • Other
  • AB, Columbia University, 1967
  • MFA, Cornell University, 1969
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1970
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Kearns

Trevor Kearns

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2006
  • Masters Thesis: Aquatelos

Christopher Kempf

Kennedy

William Kennedy

Charity Ketz

Elizabeth Kim

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 1995
  • Masters Thesis: Lineage and Other Stories

Mark Klempner

  • Creative Non Fiction
  • BA, English, Cornell University, 1997
  • MA in Folklore, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2000
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Knudsen

Michelle Knudsen

Michael Koch

  • Fiction Writer
  • Editor, Epoch Literary Magazine
  • Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing, Cornell University
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Nancy Kok

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1997
  • Masters Thesis: Decision
Kolman

Joseph Kolman

Toshiaki Komura

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2002
  • Master Thesis: Eclogue in November and Other Poems
Koster

Dana Koster

Sana Krasikov

Kuffel

Frances Kuffel

Matt Kuhrt


Landesman

Peter Landesman

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell Univeristy, 1992
  • Masters Thesis: Sailor on the Green Sea - A Novel
  • Contributing Writer, The New York Times
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John Landretti

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 1993
  • Masters Thesis: Looking at Shadows in the Empire of Lights
Lapcharoensap

Rattawut Lapcharoensap

Orlando Lara

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2011
  • Masters Thesis: Sun Catcher: A Novel, Part I
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Laurel Lathrop

  • Fiction Writer
  • 2012
  • Masters Thesis: Little Ones

John Lauricella

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1987
  • Masters Thesis: The False Witness and Other Stories
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1993
  • PhD Thesis: In Play: Baseball in American Fiction
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LaValle

Victor LaValle

Leland

Blake Leland

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1982
  • Masters Thesis: The Lullabye of Birdland
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1988
  • PhD Thesis: Heroic Economies: Ezra Pound, James Joyce and Modernist Epic Between the Wars
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Lennon

J. Robert Lennon

Levi

Toni Mergentine Levi

  • Poet &Librettist
  • BA, Cornell University, 1963
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Stephanie Li

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2004
  • Masters Thesis: Ombligo
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 2005
  • PhD Thesis: Resistance Through the Body: Power, Representation and the Enslaved Woman
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Lieberman

Ari Lieberman

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2003
  • Masters Thesis: Embryos: Forty-Nine Sketches in Search of a Novel
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Light

Kate Light

Rebecca Lilly

  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1993
  • Master Thesis: You Want to Sell Me a Small Antique
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Liotta

P.H. (Peter) Liotta

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1987
  • Masters Thesis: Victims
  • MA
  • Masters Thesis: To Share in that Discourtesy of Death: Yeats and Robert Gregory
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Christopher Lirette

  • Poet
  • 2011
  • Masters Thesis: Lower Midnight
Lisicky

Paul Lisicky

Lonsinger

Dawn A. Lonsinger

Lordan

Beth Ellenora Lordan

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1987
  • Masters Thesis: Dear Hearts and Gentle People
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Elizabeth Lund

Lynn Luria-Sukenick

  • Poet
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornell University, 1984-85
Lurie

Alison Lurie

  • Fiction Writer
  • F.J. Whiton Professor of American Literature, Emerita, Cornell University
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MacDonald

D.R. MacDonald

Mackin

Jeanne Mackin

Maher

Bill Maher

Kirsten (Skip) Major

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 1995
  • Master Thesis: Siddhartha Summer and Other Stories
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Marc Malandra

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1997
  • Master Thesis: Properties of Water
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 2002
  • PhD Thesis: “Father-stem and Mother-root”: Genealogy, Memory, and the Poetics of Origins in Theodore Roethke, Elizabeth Bishop, and Li-Young Lee.
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Mao

Sally Mao

  • Poet
  • 2012
  • Master Thesis: Mad Honey Theater

David Margolis

Stephen Marion

Joseph Marshall

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1995
  • Masters Thesis: From Fidalgo

Barry Matthews

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2001
  • Masters Thesis: The Golden Age of Loving Man
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McCall

Dan McCall

McClane

Kenneth A. McClane, Jr.

  • Poet
  • BA, MA, Cornell University
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University
  • W.E.B. DuBois Professor of Literature, Cornell University
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McConkey

James McConkey

  • Fiction Writer
  • Goldwin Smith Professor of English Emeritus, Cornell University

George McCormick

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2006
  • Masters Thesis: The Platted Grove
McCoy

Maureen McCoy

McFee

Michael McFee

Deirdre McNamer

McPherson

Diane McPherson

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1984
  • Masters Thesis: Aspirations
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Erica Melack

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1986
  • Masters Thesis: Noh Poems
Melley

Timothy Melley

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1993
  • Masters Thesis: Going to the Elephant
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1995
  • PhD Thesis: Empire of Conspiracy: Paranoia and the Representation of Social Control in Post-World War II America
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Elizabeth Merrick

Merritt

Constance Merritt

Meyer

Philipp Meyer

Emily Miller

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1989
  • Masters Thesis: We Come Damn-Silver to the Lovely Round

Douglas Mitchell

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2007
  • Masters Thesis: Birdhouses and Other Stories
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Sarah Mkhonza

  • Fiction Writer
  • Visiting Scholar, Africana Studies and English, 2006-2007
  • Ithaca City of Asylum Writer-in-Residence, 2006-2008
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Monroe

Jonathan Monroe

Amanda Moore

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell Univesity, 2002
  • Masters Thesis: Requeening
Moore

Lorrie Moore

Morgan

Robert Morgan

Irvin Morris

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1994
  • Masters Thesis: From A Glittering World
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Morrison

Toni Morrison

Munoz

Manuel Muñoz

Muratori

Fred Muratori

Linda Myers

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1999
  • Masters Thesis: The Girl with the Longest Hair in Chipiona and Other Stories

Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

Nagin

Matthew Nagin

Nam

Samuel Nam

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2013
  • Masters Thesis: Not To Be Mentioned

Christopher Nealon

  • Poet
  • PhD, Cornell University, 1997
  • PhD Thesis: Material Fantasy: Identification as History in U.S. Lesbian and Gay Literature and Culture
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Emberly Nesbitt

Lisa Neville

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1993
  • Masters Thesis: The Meaning of Relativity
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Ryan Oba

Tea Obreht (Bajraktarevic)

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2009
  • Masters Thesis: The Tiger’s Wife
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O’Nan

Stewart O’Nan

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1992
  • Masters Thesis: End of Memory
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Orringer

Julie Orringer


Jenie Pak

Papanicolopoulos

Alex Papanicolopoulos

Parker

Karl Parker

Aimee Parkison

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2002
  • Masters Thesis: My Exhibit in the Blue Museum
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Lydia Peelle

  • Fiction Writer
  • BA, Cornell University, 2000
  • MFA, University of Virginia, 2006

Daniel Pena

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2013
  • Masters Thesis: Bang
Perez

Loida Maritza Perez

Perks

Micah Perks

  • Fiction Writer
  • BA, Cornell University, 1985
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1990
  • Masters Thesis: Severance
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Perry

Thomas Perry

Clayton Pityk

  • Poet
  • 2012
  • Masters Thesis: Wee Hours Marathon
Poleskie

Stephen Poleskie

Deidre Pope

Powell

Lynn Powell

Price

Richard Price

Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon


quinonez

Ernesto Quiñonez


Rader

Mark Rader

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2002
  • Masters Thesis: Yield

Jennifer Ray

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2010
  • Masters Thesis: Mess Baby
Redding

Saunders Redding

  • Ernest I. White Professor of American Studies and Humane Letters, Cornell University, 1971-1975
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Donald Reeves

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 1979
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Reitzes

Jacqueline Reitzes

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2007
  • Masters Thesis: Assisted Living
Resto

Luivette Resto

Revoyr

Nina Revoyr

  • Fiction Writer
  • Visiting Writer, Fall 2005
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1997
  • Masters Thesis: The Necessary Hunger
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Riding

Laura Riding

Kenneth Roberts

Robert Roensch

Elizabeth L. Rogers

  • Poet
  • 2011
  • Masters Thesis: Chord Box

Ligaya Rogers

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1995
  • Masters Thesis: Riff
Roley

Brian Roley

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1999
  • Masters Thesis: America Son
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Anne Marie Rooney

Edgar Rosenberg

  • BA, MA, PhD, Cornell University
  • Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Emeritus, Cornell University
Rosko

Emily Rosko

Nancy Ross

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1988
  • Masters Thesis: Still Ravine
Rudy

Todd B. Rudy

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2001
  • Masters Thesis: Dead Already, Dead Again
Ruff

Matt Ruff

Russ

Joanna Russ

Russell

Paul Russell

  • Novelist
  • Professor of English, Vassar College, 1983-Present
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 1982
  • Masters Thesis: After Mariah
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1983
  • Doctoral Dissertation: Vladimir Nabokov: The Habit of Exile
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Rutkowski

Thaddeus Rutkowski


Sadoff

Ira Sadoff

sagan

Carl Sagan

  • Fiction Writer
  • Astronomer, Astrobiologist, and Author
  • Professor, Cornell University, 1968-1996
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Ellen Samuels

Pancho Savery

  • Fiction Writer and Poet
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1976
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1980
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Schroeder

Bethany Schroeder

Schulman

Helen Schulman

  • Fiction Writer
  • BA, Cornell University, 1983
  • MFA, Columbia University, 1986
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Schultz

Robert Schultz

  • Fiction Writer and Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1976
  • Masters Thesis: Poems
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1981
  • Doctoral Dissertation: Ezra Pound’s Developing Poetics, 1908-1915: The Critical Prose
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Schumacher

Julie Schumacher

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1986
  • Masters Thesis: The Body is Water
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Schwarzchild

Edward Schwarzchild

Sarah Scoles

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2010
  • Masters Thesis: You Might Feel a Little Pinch

Jennifer Scott

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1999
  • Masters Thesis: Double or Nothing

Mark Scroggins

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1990
  • Masters Thesis: Broken Book
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1993
  • PhD Thesis: Zufkosky and Stevens: Poetry, Music and Knowledge
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Searcy

John Searcy

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2013
  • Masters Thesis: Peculiar Hole in the Sky

Sean Serrell

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2003
  • Masters Thesis: Kilter

Anna Shapiro

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2003
  • Masters Thesis: Fumes

Angela Shaw

Shaw

Lytle Shaw

Nina Siegal

Silman

Roberta Silman

Simons

Michael Paul Simons

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2006
  • Masters Thesis: Or With Us You Will Ride
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Smalls

Irene Smalls

August Smith

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2003
  • Masters Thesis: Under the Sun Swallowing Sea: Visions of a Mind Descending Eye

Lachlan (Will) Smith

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2003
  • Masters Thesis: Silent Sky
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Smith

Paula V. Smith

  • Fiction Writer and Poet
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 1986
  • Masters Thesis: At the Waterfall
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1987
  • PhD Thesis: The Library and the Tea Table: Virginia Woolf and the Fiction of Henry James
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Snodgrass

W.D. Snodgrass

  • Poet
  • Taught at Cornell University 1955-1957
  • Visiting Professor, Department of English, Cornell University, Fall 1988
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Somerville

Patrick Somerville

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2004
  • Master Thesis: Winter Kept Us Warm
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Scott Sommer

Souza

Justin Souza

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2009
  • Masters Thesis: Regress Argument
Soyinka

Wole Soyinka

  • Fiction Writer and Poet
  • Nigerian Playwright, Poet, Novelist, and Critic
  • Nobel Laureate in Literature, 1986
  • Fellow, The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, 1986
  • Visiting Professor of African studies and theatre, Cornell University, 1988-1992
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Jon Stallworthy

Katherine Starke

Staudt

David Staudt

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1993
  • Masters Thesis: White Acres: A Collection of Poems
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Steinman

Lisa Steinman

Stoloff

Sam Stoloff

  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 1989
  • Masters Thesis: Half Lives
  • PhD in American Studies, Cornell University
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Venessa Strachan

  • Fiction Writer
  • 2011
  • Masters Thesis: Anthropologies

Adam Stumacher

Sturz

James Sturz

Sukenick

Ronald Sukenick

Shantha Susman

  • Fiction Writer
  • BA, Cornell University, 2004
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Sy

Rafaelito Sy

Szporluk

Larissa Szporluk


Kyna Taylor

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, 1992
  • Masters Thesis: Bone Tales
Thernstrom

Melanie Thernstrom

Charles Thompson

  • Fiction Writer
  • BA Cornell University, 1951
  • MA Cornell University, 1952

Joyce Thompson

  • Fiction Writer
  • Novelist
  • BA in English with Honors, Cornell University, 1970
Toutonghi

Pauls Toutonghi

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction, Cornell University, 2003
  • Masters Thesis: Paper Work
  • PhD Cornell University, 2006
  • PhD Thesis: “A World Without Maps: Post-National, English-Language Literature in the Late Twentieth-Century”
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Tien Tran

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2006
  • Masters Thesis: The Cistern, Poems
Trenga

Bonnie Trenga

Nhan Trinh

Craig Triplett

Tufariello

Catherine Tufariello

  • Poet
  • MA in English, Cornell University, 1990
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 1994
  • PhD Thesis: Language Experiments: Whitman, Dickinson, and the Poetics of Allusion
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Kyoko Uchida

Urban

Misty Urban

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2005
  • Thesis Title: The Marks of the Burned World
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 2008
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Stefanon

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

Vandermeer

Machteld (Maggie) Vandermeer

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2002
  • Master Thesis: Seven Degrees of Separation
Vann

David Vann

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1994
  • Master Thesis: Myths of Vanishing: A Novel
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Vaughn

Stephanie Vaughn

Viramontes

Helena Maria Viramontes

Vollmann

William T. Vollmann

Vogl

Kate Vogl

Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut

Phoenicia Vuong


Chanda Wakefield

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2003
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Waldman

Deborah Waldman

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1991
  • Masters Thesis: The Litany of Dead Men and Other Stories
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Lynn Walker

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1991
  • Masters Thesis: The Geromino Line

Rayfield Waller

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1992
  • Masters Thesis: Death By Hanging
  • PhD in English, Cornell University
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Wendy S. Walters

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1995
  • Masters Thesis: The Better Days
  • PhD in English, Cornell University, 2000
  • Doctoral Thesis: A Dramatic Evolution of the Colonial Subject: Imagining Authorship in the Performance of History
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Wang

Kristie Wang

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2007
  • Masters Thesis: Favor

Benjamin Warner

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2005
  • Masters Thesis: On the Path of the Zealots
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Warren

David Warren

JoElaine Wasson

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1987
  • Masters Thesis: Third Street and Other Stories

Autumn Watts

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2005
  • Masters Thesis: The Natural History of Ghosts and Rocks
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Susan Weinberg

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1985
  • Masters Thesis: In Training
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Lauren Weisberger

Welch

James Welch

  • Fiction Writer
  • Visiting Professor, Department of English, Cornell University, Spring 1985 and Spring 1990
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Allison Wells

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1991
  • Masters Thesis: Memory of Eden

Paul West

White

E.B. White

Whitney

Amy Whitney

Williams

Crystal A. Williams

Williams

Kimberly Williams

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2013
  • Masters Thesis: A picture obviously pertaining to escape by any means...

Marvin Williams

  • Poet
  • BA, Cornell University, 1978
  • MPS, Cornell University, 1982
  • MFA, Cornell University, 1987
  • Masters Thesis: Beyond Jou’vert
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Willoughby

Dylan Willoughby

  • Poet &Novelist
  • BA, Summa Cum Laude, College Scholar Program, Cornell University, 1992
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1995
  • Masters Thesis: Thrive: Selected Poetry and Fiction
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James (Larry) Wilson

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1987
  • Masters Thesis: Cornell Work
Winrock

Cori Winrock

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 2007
  • Masters Thesis: division of delicate circuits
Woo

Sung J. Woo

Brennen Wysong

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1998
  • Masters Thesis: Stories from Flatrock, West Virginia
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Emoretta Yang

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 1991
  • Masters Thesis: A Book of Hours
York

Jake York

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1997
  • Masters Thesis: Thick
  • PhD, Cornell University, 2000
  • PhD Thesis: The Architecture of Address: The Monument and Public Speech in American Poetry
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Amy Zalman

  • Poet
  • MFA in Poetry, Cornell University, 1995
  • PhD in English, New York University
  • Masters Thesis: The Beloved Replies

Kimberly Zarins

Zentner

Alexi Zentner

Jacob Zuboy

  • Fiction Writer
  • MFA in Fiction Writing, Cornell University, 2003
  • Mater Thesis: I’ve Got to Laugh