MFA in Creative Writing Program


Elaine Terranova (MFAW ’77) was born in 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She came of age in a working class neighborhood. She received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Temple University in 1961 and an MFA from Goddard College in 1977.

Her first full-length collection of poetry, “The Cult of the Right Hand” (Doubleday, 1991), was chosen by Rita Dove as the winner of the 1990 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets.