Creative Writing
Florida State University
405 Williams Building
Tallahassee, Florida
Phone: 850 644 4231
Fax: 850 644 0811


In 2006, The Atlantic Monthly ranked the top ten MFA programs and the top five PhD programs in the country. Only one program made both of those lists: Florida State University. The Creative Writing Program is now affiliated with FSU's top-ranked schools of Film and Theatre. Our faculty includes winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, as well as professors who are not only dedicated to the craft of writing but who are also widely known as teachers of the craft. We also happen to be located in the heart of Tallahassee: a capital city with Southern charm, where the roads are lined with live oaks and the world's best oysters are shucked fresh from the Gulf.

FSU Creative Writing Presents

The Favorite Poem Project

With Robert Pinsky and Erin Belieu

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Alumni Center Grand Ballroom

1030 W Tennessee Street


The Favorite Poem Project is dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry's role in Americans' lives. Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States, founded the Favorite Poem Project shortly after the Library of Congress appointed him to the post in 1997. This unique voice for poetry in America will be bringing a multimedia poetry performance to FSU, which features readings by members of the Tallahassee artistic community, project founder Robert Pinsky, FSU's own Erin Belieu, as well as video from the archives of the Favorite Poem Project. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us for an evening of poetry that should not be missed.

Graduate Student Spotlight

We are extremely proud of our graduate students, the lifeblood of our program. No creative writing program in the country has been included more often in Harcourt's Best New American Voices. Recent graduates have published books with Hyperion, Norton, Viking, MacAdam/Cage, Penguin, Henry Holt, Simon & Schuster, Copper Canyon, Houghton Mifflin, and several university presses. Our students have published in The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Southern Review, Harper's, Ploughshares, and many other distinguished magazines, as well as read on NPR's Our poets have gone on to capture major national poetry prizes resulting in book publication, including the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry, and The Brittingham Poetry Prize.

Click here to see a small sampling of the recent publications and awards from our dynamic graduate students and alumni.