The RU-N MFA Program also enjoys affiliations with The Newark Museum, the New Jersey Historical Society, the Newark Public Library, and Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, all a short walk from campus.Rutgers University-Newark is developing a respected and exciting MFA Program that will attract national and international applicants, yet we feel strongly about maintaining and deepening the University’s commitment to the diversity and flavor of the Rutgers University-Newark community.
And now, for the second consecutive year, Poets & Writers magazine has listed Mc Neese's MFA program among the nation's Top 25 MFA programs in its 2014 MFA Index. 22 in the nation - is ranked better than major programs at Columbia University, Florida State University, Notre Dame, Oregon State University, Purdue University, University of Arkansas and Virginia Tech.
Amy Fleury is the author of Beautiful Trouble (Southern Illinois UP, 2004), which won the Crab Orchard First Book Award and was named a top ten book of 2004 by the Kansas City Star, and the chapbook, Reliquaries of the Lesser Saints (Rope Walk Press, 2010), and Sympathetic Magic (Southern Illinois UP, 2013) .
Her poems have appeared in , among other journals and anthologies.
RU-N’s Electives Concentration is designed to support our MFA students in their completion of courses that specifically contribute to the fiction, poetry or nonfiction works they will turn in as theses.
Rutgers University-Newark MFA students may also make use of resources provided by the Institute for Jazz Studies, the Institute for Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, the Paul Robeson Gallery, Dana Library and its Book Arts program, and the Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies.