Application DeadlineThe preferential deadline with rolling admissions thereafter for application is January 15. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis; for inquiries, please contact Graduate Studies.
Alex Dimitrov '09 is the author of Begging for It, published by Four Way Books. He is also the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon in New York City. Dimitrov's poems have been published in The Yale Review, Kenyon Review, Slate, Poetry Daily, Tin House, Boston Review, and the American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize in 2011. He is also the author of American Boys, an e-chapbook published by Floating Wolf Quarterly in 2012. Dimitrov is the Content Editor at the Academy of American Poets, teaches creative writing at Rutgers University, and frequently writes for Poets & Writers.
Lev AC Rosen MFA '06 is the author of the critically acclaimed All Men of Genius, which was an Amazon Best of the Month, was on over a dozen "best of the year" lists, and has been nominated for multiple awards. Publisher's Weekly says it "puts a steampunk spin on the Victorian comedy of manners while sneakily critiquing the gender biases of both genres." The Onion's A.V. Club declares that it "slyly examines the psychology and the aesthetics behind the act of human invention," and Locus Magazine says it "mixes genres with fearless panache." At 22, Lev's short story Painting was the inaugural piece for the "New Voices" section of the renowned Esopus magazine. He has written articles on steampunk, postmodernism, and writing for numerous blogs, including booklifenow and tor.com. Lev has studied with David Young, David Walker, David Hollander, and many people not named David, including Mary LaChapelle, Ernesto Mestre-Reed, Paul Lisicky, Whitney Otto, Arnost Lustig, Brian Morton, Joan Silber, and Dan Chaon. He received his BA from Oberlin College. Lev is originally from lower Manhattan and now lives in even lower Manhattan, right at the edge. He teaches creative writing, and is hard at work on something new, he promises.
Maya Pindyck MFA '06 is the author of Friend Among Stones, a collection of poems published by New Rivers Press, and the chapbook, Locket, Master, which received a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Her poems have been widely published in such places as Poets & Artists, Sycamore Review, Bellingham Review, Mississippi Review, and Tusculum Review. She is the recipient of fellowships from Squaw Valley's Community of Writers, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Drisha Institute. A former New York City Teaching Fellow, she has taught English and creative writing in the public school system for over four years. She currently teaches critical writing and reading skills to inner-city high school students through Sponsors for Educational Opportunity. Maya earned her MA in Education from Brooklyn College and her BA in Philosophy and Fine Arts from Connecticut College. She lives in Brooklyn.
Jonathan Callahan MFA '08's stories from The Consummation of Dirk (winner of the 8th Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction) have appeared or are forthcoming in The Collagist, Kill Author, The Lifted Brow, Pank, Underwater New York, Unsaid, and Washington Square Review. The title piece in the book, a mini-novella featuring Dallas Maverick Dirk Nowitzki that first appeared in The Collagist, achieved brief blogosphere notoriety last autumn, written up at both Deadspin and ESPN.com. Callahan has also written non-fiction, including a lengthy essay of Kafka, Thomas Bernhard, and David Foster Wallace for The Collagist and an essay on Rick Moody in The Fiction Writers Review. He grew up in Honolulu, studied fiction at Sarah Lawrence, where he worked with Stephen O' Connor, Melvin Bukiet, and David Hollander, and taught writing at SUNY Purchase for a year. Currently he lives and works in New York City.