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The Back Porch Collective to read at BPL in Jamaica Plain

The Back Porch Collective is reading at the Jamaica Plain branch of the Boston Public Library this Saturday, 1/20! Readers include alumni Stacy Mattingly (Fiction ’11), Dariel Suarez (Fiction ’12), Shubha Sunder (Fiction ’12), and Ani Gjika (Poetry ’10).  Live music will accompany them.  Check out their website for more details, and we hope to see […]

Emily Yaremchuk and Eric McHenry win Mick Imlah Poetry Awards

We’re so proud to announce that two of our poets have won prizes in the Mick Imlah Poetry Awards!  Emily Yaremchuk (Poetry ’18) and Eric McHenry (Poetry ’97) tied for second place–Emily for her poem “Tabula Rasa,” and Eric for his poem “Picking a Prophet.” Emily (pictured), who is in this year’s MFA class, told us about the […]

Megan Collins Hatfield’s novel to be published

Megan Collins Hatfield (Poetry ’08) is publishing her novel!  Persephone’s Sister will be published by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, in spring 2019. Below is a blurb of the book from Megan herself: Sixteen years ago, Sylvie’s sister never came home. Persephone, out too late with the boyfriend she was forbidden to see, was […]

Tara Skurtu launches The Amoeba Game in the US

We’re so proud of Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13), who’s launching her book of poetry, The Amoeba Game, in the US this month!  The book was published last fall and launched in London in October. Tara’s reading schedule is below.  We hope to see some alumni at these events! Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 7 PM Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Cambridge, […]

Jordan Coriza’s publication news

We’re so pleased to share publication news from Jordan Coriza (Fiction ’08)!  His story “The Fittest” is out in the current issue of the Worcester Review.  Jordan says, “It’s about Agustin, a recurrent protagonist in my stories, who is constantly trying to make sense of some traumatic events of his childhood.” Jordan’s story “The Dead Phone” was also a […]

D.M. Aderibigbe published in The Nation

D.M. “Dami” Aderibigbe (Poetry ’16) has just published his poem “Oedipus” in The Nation!  Congrats, Dami!  We also had the chance to ask the poet some questions, below: What was the process of writing this poem? By the way, I love the rhythmic repetition of “By that I mean.” The process for writing this poem was kind […]

Laura Marris’ upcoming readings

We’re so excited for Laura Marris (Poetry ’13) whose translations are forthcoming this fall!  Laura traveled to France on her Global Fellowship in 2013, where she translated a book by (and spent time with!) the Breton poet Paol Keineg.  Since then, she’s been hard at work on a few translations as well as her own poetry.  […]

Stacy Mattingly reading in New York

Stacy Mattingly (Fiction 2011) has been invited by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation to read at the Bulgarian Consulate in New York!  The reading is part of their “Small Countries in Big Literatures” series.  Stacy will be reading from her recently completed novel Kata, which she says is set mostly in current-day Sarajevo and centers on a friendship […]

Tara Skurtu’s book available for pre-order!

We’re excited to share that Tara Skurtu’s book, The Amoeba Game, is available for pre-order!  It launches in London this week.  You can buy a copy here, and those who order this week will receive a discount. From the publisher: On a journey that begins in South Florida and ends up in Romania, the country of her family’s forgotten […]

Publication news and an interview with Dariel Suarez

We’re so proud of Dariel Suarez (Fiction 2012) who currently serves as the Head of Faculty & Curriculum at Grubstreet.  His short story “Mudface” was published in the Winter 2017 issue of The North American Review, and the opening story in his collection, titled “The Man From the Zoo,” is forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review.  In addition, Dariel’s […]