Monthly Archives: November 2010

Jim Gavin, current fiction student, in The New Yorker

Jim Gavin’s short story “Costello” is in the December 6, 2010 issue of The New Yorker, in stores today. The abstract from the magazine’s website describes the piece as a “short story about a plumbing salesman and widower who lives alone in suburban California.” Jim was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and is a […]

Ashley Anna McHugh wins the New Criterion Poetry Prize

Ashley Anna McHugh has just been awarded the tenth annual New Criterion Poetry Prize for her new book, Into These Knots (Ivan R. Dee, October 2010). Ashley is a 2007 graduate of the Boston University Creative Writing MFA program in Poetry. For news and information about the New Criterion Poetry Prize, visit their website at […]

Tom Yuill’s Medicine Show reviewed in The Hudson Review

In the Autumn 2010 edition of The Hudson Review, Volume LXIII, Number 3, Lorna Knowles Blake reviews Thomas Yuill’s book of poetry, Medicine Show (University of Chicago Press, 2010). Yuill is a graduate of the Boston University Creative Writing program in Poetry. In her review, Blake writes that Yuill’s poems are “antic, inventive and formally […]

The Breukelein Institute honors Jhumpa Lahiri

Photo credit: Elena Seibert On Monday, November 15, 2010, The Breukelein Institute conferred its Gaudium Award upon four outstanding men and women: Stephen Colbert, Rick Curry, S.J., Carmen Dell’Orefice, and Jhumpa Lahiri, a graduate of the Boston University Creative Writing program in Fiction and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for her debut collection of stories, […]

Alumni News

Happy November and welcome back to the blog! We’re happy to share the latest items in alumni news. -Congratulations to Kevin Shushtari (Fiction ’09), recipient of the Forugh Farrokhzad Fellowship Award: Janee J. Baugher (Poetry ’92)’s debut collection of poems, Coordinates of Yes (Alahada Books), was released in March 2010. Visit Janee’s website for […]