Since its initiation in 1981, the Poet-in-Residence program has brought writers of national and international renown for an extended stay during the spring semester. The Poet-in-Residence teaches a master class or meets individually with qualified students, gives a public reading and a lecture or Q&A session, and otherwise serves as an active literary presence on campus. The program honors the achievement of a distinguished poet while providing undergraduate writers the opportunity to work with that poet.

Among our recent Poets-In-Residence are Mark Doty, Terrance Hayes, Dean YoungClaudia Rankine, Mary RuefleCamille Dungy, and Brenda Hillman. See below for a full list of former Poets-in-Residence.

Poets are chosen by invitation only; the Stadler Center does not accept applications for this position.