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Shaaru Menon published in Kweli Journal

We’re so pleased to announce that Shaaru Menon (Fiction 2012) has published a short story in Kweli!  Here’s the beginning, to give you a taste: By the time Neeli met Hassan he was a nobody. His last successful film was almost a decade ago and even that hadn’t gone beyond two weeks at the box office. […]

Literary Links

BU Creative Writing wishes you a happy Friday!  And here are some literary links to start off your weekend. Dan Chiasson reviews Claudia Rankine’s latest. Whoa.  A Jane Austen video game, in which one plays to win the sympathy of Elizabeth Bennett. What Mark Twain’s mother taught him about compassion. Novelist Don DeLillo reviews a Taylor […]

Dariel Suarez publishes poetry chapbook and non-fiction piece

It’s rare that a writer excels in more than one form–let alone three different ones–but Dariel Suarez (Fiction 2012) is doing just that: his poetry chapbook, In The Land of Tropical Martyrs, was recently released, and his nonfiction piece “Becoming a Man” has been published in the latest issue of The Caribbean Writer (volume 28)!  The chapbook is available for pre-order […]

Abriana Jette in Conversation with Robert Pinsky

Check out this wonderful conversation with Robert Pinsky in Stay Thirsty magazine!  It’s filled with nuggets of wisdom on a slew of things — from Dante to music to making meaning — all prompted by insightful questions from Abriana Jetté  (Poetry 2012).  From the interview: “It’s the sound of meaning that I crave and concentrate on: Frost talks […]

Creative Writing Program Director Karl Kirchwey featured in BU Today

We’re excited to see this article about Karl Kirchwey in BU Today!  In addition to being the director of the Creative Writing Program, Karl is an award-winning poet, scholar, translator, arts curator, and teacher of poetry.  His work inquires deeply into a vast array of disparate subjects, including physics, biology, Roman history, religion, and mythology–to […]

Literary Links

We’ve been quite busy here at BU Creative Writing — on Tuesday, Katie McGunagle and Nina Palisano read at Writers at the Black Box, the first one of the year! — and tonight, Jeff Huizinga and Daniel Leonard will be reading at the Breakwater Reading Series at Brookline Booksmith (7 PM).  Please come support our […]

Black Box reading tonight!

Leanne Hoppe published by Driftwood Press

Leanne Hoppe (poetry ’14) has had a poem published in Driftwood Press.  Hurrah! The poem, inspired by the film El Topo, is called “Western,” and is followed by a brief interview.  Leanne says, “When something happens that I think about for a long time, I like to try and write it.” By the way, be sure to […]

Literary Links

Happy Friday from BU Creative Writing! Here are some literary links for your weekend: This week was the kickoff of Robert Pinsky’s Art of Poetry MOOC, and we’re excited that it now has over 15,000 students. Be sure to check out our current Global Fellows’ blogs. Leslie Epstein’s Pinto and Sons–eleven years in the making–is now available […]

236 Call for Submissions

Dear BU Creative Writing Alumni, We plan to release a new issue of 236, the MFA alumni journal, in December! 236 is looking for: 1. Fiction and poetry from alumni of the BU Creative Writing program.  Please send up to 2 pieces of prose and/or up to 5 poems.  Previously published work is fine. 2. Essays on […]