Poets and Writers magazine has named Murray State University’s master of fine arts in creative writing program among the top 20 in the nation. Program Director Ann Neelon says the seven year old, low residency program’s ranking is facilitated by great students, alumni, faculty, and administration. The honor comes as online and distance learning increases in national and global prominence. Poets and Writers is one of the largest nonprofit literary organizations in the U.S. serving poets and writers of fiction and creative nonfiction. Neelon says M-S-U’s ranking is a gratifying vote of confidence.