Monthly Archives: July 2014

Tara Skurtu published in The Common

Tara Skurtu (poetry ’13) writes to us from Bucharest, Romania.  She’s just had a poem, “Richter Scale” (incidentally, about Bucharest) published in The Common!  Tara also had the opportunity to read at an international poetry festival, “Poezia e la Bistrita” in Bistrita, Romania.  Check out the poster below. Congratulations, Tara, and best wishes for the remainder […]

Sasenarine Persaud featured on the BBC

Whoa! We’re thrilled to learn that one of our alums, Sasenarine Persaud (Fiction ’06), was featured on the BBC!  Click here to listen to a short reading and interview. In addition, Sase’s poem, “Georgetown,” will be distributed on postcards during the Commonwealth Games. Congratulations, Sase! Sasenarine Persaud is the author of twelve books of fiction […]

Wisdom from Robert Pinsky

                        It’s been an exciting week at BU Creative Writing. Today was the last day of this year’s Poetry Institute for Educators, where teachers from around the US came to BU to study poetry with acclaimed poets, and discuss their teaching practices with leaders […]

Welcome, Karl Kirchwey! + literary links

We’re so pleased to welcome BU’s new Creative Writing Program director, Karl Kirchwey, to Boston this month!  Karl officially started as our director on July 1, and he is coming to us from Bryn Mawr College, where he was the Creative Writing Program Director and Professor of the Arts.  You can read more about him […]

Jordan Coriza published in the Chicago Quarterly Review

Excellent news for Jordan Coriza (fiction ’08), whose story, “Garcia and Sons,” has been published in the Chicago Quarterly Review! Jordan says: “García and Sons” is a story that came to me through the image of caskets floating down the streets of Buenos Aires during a flood. The protagonist, Agustín, is a boy that recurs in […]

Ryan Wilson’s translations published in Able Muse

Ryan Wilson (Poetry, ’08) has translations of two sonnets—one by Charles Baudelaire and the other by Lope de Vega—appearing in the new issue of Able Muse. The issue, devoted to poetry in translation, was guest-edited by Charles Martin, and includes translations by Willis Barnstone, Rachel Hadas, X.J. Kennedy, A.E. Stallings, and more. Here’s a link […]

Megan Collins published in Rattle and 3Elements Review

Wonderful news for Megan Collins (Poetry ’08)!  Megan’s stirring poem, “After the Memorial,” recently appeared in Rattle.  The poem was published as part of the Poets Respond project, in which poets respond to current events. Megan says: “I wrote this poem in response to a local tragedy in which a teenager, Austin Tautkus of Ellington, Connecticut, was killed in an ATV […]

Catherine F. Con published in HOOT Literary Review

Yay, that’s me!  It felt weird to write about myself in third person as I do for other alumni, so, here I am in first person.  I’ve just had a petite poem published in HOOT.  Check it out here.  It features an audio recording, and my dear friend Suze Vagt did an illustration. I received […]