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Caitlin Doyle Wins Prestigious Frost Farm Poetry Prize

Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) has recently won the Frost Farm Poetry Prize!  Caitlin’s winning poem “Wish” was selected by contest judge Deborah Warren from a pool of over 750 entries, the largest in the competition’s history. About the poem, Warren says, “This poem is a masterpiece masquerading (with its incantatory beat and simple language) as a […]

Duy Doan wins Yale Younger Poets Prize

We’re so proud of Duy Doan (Poetry ’10), who recently won the Yale Younger Poets Prize!  You can read a feature about Duy in the Boston Globe here. Carl Phillips, critically acclaimed poet and judge of the competition, says, “If games figure in Duy Doan’s We Play a Game, they do so much more seriously, and resonantly, than the title […]

Lisa Hiton publishes poetry chapbook

Lisa Hiton’s chapbook, Variation on Testimony, has recently been published by Cutbank!  The manuscript was a finalist for the 2016 Cutbank Chapbook Contest.  You can click here to order a copy. On her new chapbook, Lisa says, “When a poet sits down every few years to put poems in an order, new themes and ideas arise from the order itself. Variation […]

Caroline Woods’s novel to be published in the UK!

We’re thrilled to announce that Caroline Woods’s debut novel, Fräulein M. (Tyrus Books/Simon & Schuster), will be released on February 23, 2017 in the UK as The Cigarette Girl (HQ Stories/HarperCollinsUK). The Cigarette Girl is available for pre-order here: amzn.to/2kC89K5 Fräulein M./The Cigarette Girl is a work of historical fiction about the end of the Weimar Republic […]

Recommended Reading From Our MFAs

Q: What is your idea of perfect happiness? A: Reading. -David Bowie, who would have been 70 last Sunday, answering the Proust Questionnaire Below are a few of the books that our current MFAs read over winter break:   Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy -Kate Selker, fiction […]

Tara Skurtu publishes chapbook

More good news from poetry alum ’13 Tara Skurtu!  Eyewear Publishing is publishing her chapbook, Skurtu, Romania, a collection of poems she wrote from her experience in Romania during her Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship. The book launch is tonight in London, 7 Pm at Koppell Gallery! The book is also appearing simultaneously in Romanian through Editura Charmides, translated by Radu Vancu. From the […]

Tara Skurtu’s book to be published by Eyewear Publishing

We’re so excited to announce that Tara Skurtu’s book, The Amoeba Game, has been acquired by Eyewear Publishing!  It will be released in the fall of 2017.  In addition, the Romanian translation by Romanian poet Radu Vancu will be released this fall by Charmides. Tara (Poetry ’13) traveled to Romania on a Fulbright last academic year, and the Fulbright […]

Sarah Huener wins Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize

Sarah Huener (Poetry ’13) has won the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize!  She wrote the prize-winning poem, “To Pluto,” while in the MFA program at BU.  The competition is held annually by StorySouth and was judged by poet Sarah Rose Nordgren this year. From the poem: It was only afterward we found our figures false, learned we had […]

Dammy Aderibigbe interviewed in Prairie Schooner

We’re excited to share this interview with D.M. “Dammy” Aderibigbe (Poetry ’16), which appeared in Prairie Schooner this week!  Dammy recently published his chapbook, In Praise of Our Absent Father, and it was selected for the APBF New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series. From the interview: “…I had left my Nigeria and been to Morocco, Mexico, Barbados and of […]

Caitlin Doyle Featured on the PBS NewsHour Poetry Series

We’re pleased to share that Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) has been featured on the PBS NewsHour Poetry Series!  PBS spoke with Caitlin about how she started writing, her thoughts on form and sound in poetry, and the history of the bikini. The feature highlights her poem “A Brief History of the Bikini” and includes a recording of […]