Monthly Archives: July 2009

John Tormey

We’ve just learned that incoming MFA candidate, John Tormey, has published a story in an online journal called Fiction Circus. The story is called “Dashing Through the Snow”. Click on the title to read the story. Hit the jump for some artwork and an audio track of John reading from his piece. Congratulations, John!

H.M. Naqvi

 Husain Naqvi’s book, Home Boy, was accepted for publication some time ago. At last we have a little cover art to look at. Even if Amazon isn’t providing us with searchable content within the novel itself just yet, at least we know what to look for when it hits the shelves on the 25th of […]

UPDATE: Some Useful Thesis Related Information

Supplement to the Graduate School’s Guide for the Thesis Writer: Formatting the Thesis: The Graduate School has provided a detailed and specific guide to assist you in formatting your thesis. Go pick one up at room 112 and study it. You will need to meet with Martha Khan to have your formatting checked and corrected. […]

Summer Poetry Institute Readings

This summer, Boston University hosts the seventh annual Summer Poetry Institute for Educators led by Robert Pinsky. This program builds on the principles of the Favorite Poem Project which Pinsky founded during his tenure as Poet Laureate. On Tuesday July 14th, Louise Glück — former Poet Laureate, and winner of the Wallace Stevens Award, among other honors […]

Schmuel Traum Prize

Katherine Hollander, GRS ‘06, was named first prize winner of this year’s Schmuel Traum Prize in Literary Translation, for her translations, from the German, of poems by Else Lasker-Schüler. Says Katherine,”I’m happy and humbled, since Traum himself seems to have been an extraordinary person who, like Lasker-Schüler, was a German Jew who loved European languages […]

Today’s Random Favorite Poem Video


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Caballo Chops

Caballo Chops          (accompanied by guitar)   Caballo sat on the bus near me,      Unmoving and self-contained as a cactus. His moustache handlebarred over his lips,      His potbelly pigged out over his nickel belt buckle. Like a Navajo Coyote his heart was hidden deep away      And […]