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Creative Writing

Zach Savich is Program Director of Creative Writing at the University of the Arts. Savich earned an BA in English from the University of Washington, an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Savich is the author of six books of poetry, including Daybed and The Orchard Green and Every Color. His memoir about illness, teaching, and poetic friendship, Diving Makes the Water Deep, was a finalist for the CLMP Firecracker Award and the Housatonic Book Prize. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in journals and anthologies including the American Poetry ReviewBest New Poets, the Boston ReviewJubilatPoetry Northwest, and VOLT. He has received the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Cleveland State Poetry Center's Open Award, a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center, a New American Poet honor from the Poetry Society of America, and other awards. Savich has held editorial positions with the Kenyon Review and the Iowa Review; he is currently an associate editor with Tupelo Quarterly and co-editor of Rescue Press's Open Prose Series.