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Sarah Huener Published in Four Way Review

It is time, you said, then extended your hands, the rabbit unfolding slowly from your chest, trembling. Bravo to BU poet Sarah Huener, whose poem, “The Rabbit,” was published in Four Way Review‘s spring issue.  Congratulations, Sarah! Sarah Huener is a poet and musician from North Carolina. She studied poetry at UNC Chapel Hill, and […]

Poets Who Sound Like Spring

Three BU poetry alums–Natasha Hakimi, Mike Brokos, and Sophie Grimes–have been featured in Stay Thirsty magazine!  The quarterly column was written by Abriana Jette, who is a BU alum herself.  Congrats, poets!  

Laura Marris published in Meridian

  Laura Marris, a lecturer in poetry at BU, has recently published a review-essay in Meridian on Frank Bidart and his book Metaphysical Dog. From the essay: “The greater the distance between the artist and the illusion he or she wishes to create, the more poignant the desire to make art. Much of Frank Bidart’s work engages with […]

Anthony Wallace’s novel named finalist for PEN/Hemingway Award

Fantastic news for Anthony (Tony) Wallace, whose novel The Old Priest has been named a finalist for the 2014 PEN/ Hemingway Award!  What a great honor.  We at Creative Writing are proud and impressed! Tony in The Times. As a finalist, Tony will attend the awards ceremony at the Kennedy Library on April 6 and also get a […]

World Poetry Day

                        Hello all! Today is World Poetry Day, and pretty soon I’m headed to hear some at the Breakwater Reading Series.  So come join us, or at least put a poem in your pocket. Some links from around the web on this sunny Friday: […]

Happy Friday from BU Creative Writing

Hello all! Hope your spring breaks have been lovely.  Despite campus being pretty quiet, we kept busy here in CW preparing for the upcoming Annual Faculty Reading and Global Fellowship voyages.  I also had a chance to go to PoemJazz, Literary Jeopardy/a Steve Almond reading, a Ulysses discussion group, and two live comedy shows. Whew!  […]

PoemJazz in the Boston Globe

Here‘s an article about last night’s PoemJazz in the Globe.  I loved what Robert Pinsky was saying about how music, dance, and poetry are really one and the same.  Did you go?  We’d love to hear your thoughts.  Leave a comment below! Thanks to everyone who came and/or helped out at this fantastic event.  (Poster created […]

Qais Akbar Omar published in the New York Times

Exciting news for Qais Akbar Omar, one of our current students in the MFA fiction program!  Qais’ Op-Ed, “A Call From My Friend in Afghanistan,” has been published in the New York Times. Congratulations, Qais!  Read the article here. Qais Akbar Omar is the author of the internationally acclaimed memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers, […]

The Friday Short List: Event Edition

              Happy birthday, Elizabeth Moon! We have big news at 236 Bay State this week: All of our current fiction writers and poets received a Global Fellowship this year!  They can travel and write anywhere they desire in 2014.  Congratulations, all!  You can read more about that program here. […]

Poetry + Jazz

Join us at the BU Playwright’s Theatre (949 Comm Ave) for a free evening of poetry and jazz! Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 Featuring BU’s very own Robert Pinsky! and Grammy award-winning pianist Laurence Hobgood, saxophonist Stan Strickland, and bassist John Lockwood!