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M.F.A. Creative Writing

English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156

Email: creativewriting@uidaho.edu

Web: English

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Tobias Wray

Director, Creative Writing Programs

Office

Brink Hall 203

Mailing Address

English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Ph.D., Creative Writing, Poetry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2017

M.F.A., Creative Writing Poetry and Translation, University of Arkansas, 2012

B.A., English-Creative Writing and French Literature, University of Minnesota, 2005

Tobias Wray directs the U of I’s Creative Writing Programs for graduate and undergraduate students. His first poetry collection No Doubt I Will Return a Different Man was selected by Randall Mann for the Lighthouse Poetry Series and is forthcoming from Cleveland State University Press, fall 2021. Poems, reviews, and other writing appear widely, including in Blackbird, Bellingham Review, Meridian, Third Coast, Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing, Spoon River Poetry Review, Hunger Mountain, and The Georgia Review.

Books

No Doubt I will Return a Different Man, Cleveland State University Press, 2021

Anthologized Poems

The Queer Nature Anthology, Autumn House Press, 2021
The Queer Movement Anthology of Literatures, Seagull Books/University of Chicago Press, 2021

  • Lighthouse Poetry Prize, Cleveland State University Press, 2020
  • Runner-up, Ruth Stone Poetry Prize, Hunger Mountain, 2020
  • Finalist, The Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, 2019
  • Longlisted, The Poetry Society of the United Kingdom, National Poetry Competition, 2019
  • Finalist, Autumn House Press Poetry Chapbook Contest, 2019
  • Edward W. Ryan Poetry Prize, Academy of American Poets, 2016
  • Finalist, James Wright Poetry Award, 2016
  • Finalist, Indiana Review 1/2 K Prize, 2015 
  • Finalist, The Iowa Review Award, 2015
  • The James A. Sappenfield Fellowship, 2015
  • Finalist, Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowship, 2014
  • Finalist, American Literary Review Poetry Prize, 2014
  • Finalist, Black Warrior Review Poetry Prize, 2010, 2014

  • Poetry Writing
  • Closet Dramas and Verse Plays
  • Narrative Poetics
  • Queer Literature and Theory

M.F.A. Creative Writing

English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156

Email: creativewriting@uidaho.edu

Web: English

Directory Map