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Eleanor Goodman Receives NEA Fellowship

Eleanor Goodman (Poetry ’03) has been named a 2022 Translation Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts! The fellowship has been awarded in support of her translation of Chinese writer Zang Di’s poetry collection Elegies for My Son. Di has dedicated himself to writing one poem a day for decades, and the poems in Elegies […]

Daniel Hardisty’s Collection Wins East Anglian Book Award

Daniel Hardisty (Poetry ’18)’s collection Rose with Harm has been named the winner of the poetry category in the East Anglian Book Awards! The book was published by Salt in late 2020, and was also shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre First Collection Prize 2021. Gail Mazur has called the book “A really beautiful and mature […]

Neshat Khan Earns Pushcart Mention

BU alum Neshat Khan (Fiction ’17) has a lot of good news to share! Her story, “Gifted,” which was named finalist in Mississippi Review‘s Fiction Contest (and was published in last year’s summer issue), received a Special Mention in the most recent Pushcart Anthology. Additionally, Neshat’s story “Moonspotting” was recently named a finalist for New […]

The Ha Jin Visiting Lecturer Series Presents: Lisa Taddeo

Boston University’s Program in Creative Writing is thrilled to announce that Lisa Taddeo (Fiction ’17) will be the featured reader for this fall’s installation of The Ha Jin Visiting Lecturer Series, which will take place on November 17 at 7:00 PM. Lisa will be reading from her debut novel, Animal, and will then participate in a […]

Lisa Hiton’s Book Reviewed by Meg Fernandes

The first review of Lisa Hiton (Poetry ’11)’s debut collection Afterfeast, has arrived! The book was reviewed in Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation’s portal for poetry-related news. The reviewer, Boston University alum Meg Fernandes (Poetry ’12), said of the book: “Lisa Hiton’s Afterfeast explores Mediterranean superstition, the spiritual complexities of Judaism, and the undersung erotics of lesbian intimacy with […]

Stories by Carolynn Mireault Published and Forthcoming

Carolynn Mireault (Fiction ’22) has been on a hot streak. This summer, Carolynn has published her stories in The South Shore Review (“Grief Bacon“), Across the Margin (“Blessing the Whammies“), FEED (“Joy of the World at Night” and “Here it Happens”), and Misery Tourism (“Unhappy Woman“). In addition to these stories, Carolynn also has pieces forthcoming in Louisiana Literature, BULL, The Westchester Review, […]

Laura Marris to Publish Book with Graywolf

Boston University Creative Writing alum and former Favorite Poem Project Director Laura Marris’s (poetry ’13) book The Age of Loneliness has been picked up by Graywolf. The book is a series of essays that explore loneliness through both personal and ecological lenses. The book pays great attention to where these perspectives overlap, illuminating the losses experienced […]

Ying-Ju Lai Named Writer-in-Residence by Associates of the Boston Public Library

Boston University Creative Writing alum Ying-Ju Lai (Fiction ’13) has received one of two Writer-in-Residence fellowships awarded by the Associates of the Boston Public Library in 2021. She, as well as fellow winner Katy Doughty, will receive a stipend, editorial assistance, and office space in the Boston Public Library. Going to Disneyland, Ying-Ju’s proposed young adult […]

Boston Writers Involved in New Writers’ Coalition

Boston University Creative Writing alumni Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13), Rachel Dewoskin (Poetry ’00), and AGNI founder Askold Melnyczuk (MA ’78) are involved in a new, international coalition of writers dedicated to protecting democratic values. As members of the steering committee of Writers for Democratic Action, they (and other members such as Peter Balakian, Carolyn Forché, Jericho Brown, […]

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura to publish book with Beacon Press

We’re excited to announce that Aaron Caycedo-Kimura’s (Poetry ’20) book, Common Grace: Poems, is forthcoming from Beacon Press! Aaron says the book grew out of his thesis, which he continued working on after graduating in fall 2020. Common Grace is a poetry collection in three parts. It explores Aaron’s life and art, the death of his parents, and […]