Miami’s Creative Writing blog is written and edited by Miami creative writing students and faculty. If you’re interested in writing for the blog, contact me, Brian Ascalon Roley, Director of Creative Writing, at creativewriting@miamioh.edu.

Visit our blog to find out about visiting writers, the undergraduate and graduate writing life, books students are enjoying, interviews with writers they admire, and more.

Miami is home to a long-running and distinguished undergraduate creative writing program, one of the largest in the nation, as well as an outstanding MFA graduate program in creative writing.


Miami MA/MFA alumni are successful as writers (in the past few years, recent graduates have sold books to Penguin USA, Alfred A. Knopf, Random House and Harcourt) and in careers in university teaching, public service, editing and publishing, advertising, and the business and non-profit sectors. Many of our alumni go on to hold fellowships at prestigious MFA and PhD programs after completing their studies at Miami. Their work has been included in the annual O. Henry Prize Stories collection and other anthologies, received Intro Awards from AWP and Honorable Mention in the Atlantic Monthly Young Writer’s Competition, and been published widely in literary journals. Among Miami alums are Pulitzer-nominated playwright Rajiv Joseph, former director of the Academy of American Poets Beth Harrison, and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove.