Nurture your writing to its fullest potential.
Lesley University's celebrated low-residency MFA program nurtures and challenges your creative potential. Attend nine-day residencies in the literary mecca of Cambridge. Pursue interdisciplinary study as a spur for fresh ideas. Cultivate mentor relationships with prize-winning writers. Graduate with the work and connections to publish books and pieces, win literary prizes and fellowships, and find teaching positions or work related to your writing.
Through our poetry genre, learn directly from internationally recognized poets and faculty as you explore the poetic forms and approaches that will serve to establish your aesthetic voice.
Make connections with our program’s acclaimed visiting poets, who have included David Ferry, Nikky Finney, Louise Gluck, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Robert Pinsky, David Rivard, and Tom Sleigh, among others. Graduate deeply read and immersed in a close-knit community that will provide ongoing support as you venture into the professional world.