“In a Room With Rothko,” an essay by Anthony Wallace (Fiction 1999) that originally appeared in The Arts Fuse, has been awarded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXVIII: Best of the Small Presses (Norton & Co, 2013).
The Arts Fuse, which is an e-journal of arts criticism, describes the essay as “a personal meditation on the art of Mark Rothko, ranging from memories of a mystical encounter with his paintings to thoughts on the recent SpeakEasy Stage production of ‘Red,’ which is based on the life of the artist.”
Anthony Wallace was awarded the 2013 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for a collection of short stories called The Old Priest; the University of Pittsburgh Press published the collection in September 2013. The title story originally was published in The Republic of Letters and was awarded a Pushcart Prize; “The Old Priest” appears in PPXXXVII (2013 edition) and has been reprinted in 236, the BU Creative Writing alumni literary magazine. Tony has published poetry and short fiction in literary journals such as CutBank, The Atlanta Review, Another Chicago Magazine, The Florida Review, and River Styx. He has twice been a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award. He teaches in the Boston University CAS Writing Program and is currently teaching EN 305, Writing of Fiction, for the Creative Writing Program.