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Visiting Writers

Engage in discussion with professional writers.

Adelphi hosts numerous visiting writers and professors, both established and up and coming, who enrich the MFA program and bring diverse voices and perspectives.

Visiting Professors

Maureen McLane

My Poets

Alex Mindt

Male of the Species

Major Jackson


Myla Goldberg

Bee Season, Wickett’s Remedy, The False Friend

Victor LaValle

Slapboxing with Jesus; The Ecstatic; Big Machine

Calvin Baker

Once Two HeroesDominion

Visiting Writers

Mike Albo

Jeffery Renard Allen 

Kevin Arkadie

Calvin Baker

Sally Ball

Elizabeth Bennett

Catherine Bowman

Jericho Brown

Soman Chainani

Michael Collier

Martha Collins

Jorge Ignacio Corti

Stephen Cramer

Steven Cramer

David Curzon

Delana Dameron

Greg Delanty

Stuart Dischell

Sharon Dolin

Bathseba Doran

B. H. Fairchild

Amy Fox

Elizabeth Gaffney

Peter Gaitens

Ross Gay

Aracelis Girmay

David Greenspan  

Duriel Harris

Jeffrey Harrison

Matthea Harvey

Sheridan Hay

Terrance Hayes

Jamey Hecht

Amy Hempel

Edward Hirsch

Mary-Beth Hughes

Brigid Hughes

Linda Susan Jackson

Mark Jarman

Jacqueline Johnson

Tayari Jones

Lawrence Joseph

Wayne Koestenbaum

Sheila Kohler

Lisa Kron

Joseph O. Legaspi

David Markson

Donna Masini

Gail Mazur

Cassandra Medley 

Askold Melnyzcuk

Susan Merrell

Lynn Nottage

D. Nurkse

Nuala O’Faolain

Ishle Park

Sarah Ruden

Gregory Pardlo

Molly Peacock

Patrick Phillips

Patrick Rosal

Edwin Sanchez

Julie Sheehan

Christopher Shin

Patricia Smith

Tracy K. Smith

Martha Southgate

Terese Svoboda

George Szirtes

Richard Tillinghast

Natasha Trethewey

A. Van Jordan

Mark Wunderlich

Monica Youn

Visitors to the Practicum

Harold Augenbraum

Executive Director, National Book Foundation

Sarah Bagley

Literary Manager, Second Stage

Ed Champion

Founding Editor, “Filthy Habits” Lit Blogs

Louise Crawford

Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn, Director, Brooklyn Reading Works

Elizabeth Gaffney

Editor-at-Large, A Public Space magazine, translator

Gary Garrison

Director of Creative Affairs, Dramatists Guild

Michael Glover

U.K. Poet and Art Journalist

Bob Gray

Bookseller and founder of

Ami Greko

Director, Marketing and Publicity, Folio Agency

Hannah Pfeifle Harlow

Marketing Director, director of blogging, Harcourt Brace

Bram Hsieh

Director, Information Services Poets, and Writers

Brigid Hughes

Founding Editor, A Public Space

Jesse Koester

Director, Information Services, Poets and Writers

Kathleen Masterson

Director of Literature, NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts)

Vince Passaro

Book Reviewer and Director, Foundation/Corporate Relations, Yaddo

Daniella Topol

Artistic Program Director, The Lark Play Development Center

Tina Dubois Wexler

Agent, ICM

Jessica Stockton Bagnulo

BookNerd blogger and Founder of Greenlight Bookstore

Richard Nash

Former editor of SoftSkull Press

Dennis Johnson

Founder of Melville House and MobyLives blogger

Mary Gannon

Editor, Poets and Writers Magazine

Marie Kutsuki Mockett

Novelist and Twitter guru
Susan Henderson Novelist and e-lit curator

For further information, please contact:

Department of English
Harvey Hall Room 216
p – 516.877.4020

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