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Jordan Coriza wins two contests

We’re so excited for Jordan Coriza (Fiction ’08) who has won two contests for his novel The Dead Phone!  Jordan won the Craft on Draft contest back in May, but he was recently interviewed by Dead Darlings, and you can check that out here. Jordan was also selected to be the Hotel Commonwealth’s Writer-in-Residence.  The prize […]

Omer Friedlander receives VSC fellowship

We’re so happy to announce that Omer Friedlander (Fiction 2019) has received a fully-funded Vermont Studio Center fellowship!  He will be in residence at VSC for four weeks in May 2020.  Before that, Omer is traveling to India on a Global Fellowship.  He is currently reading The White Book by Han Kang and We the Animals by Justin Torres. […]

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura publishes three poems

Wonderful news from one of our current poetry MFA’s, Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, who has three poems forthcoming this fall!  Aaron was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize contest with two poems, “Artificial Flavors” and “Memorial.”  They will be published in the Fall 2019 issue of Crab Creek Review. In addition, Aaron’s ekphrastic ghazal “Sun in an Empty […]

Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women

We’re so psyched for Lisa Taddeo (Fiction ’17) whose scintillating book, Three Women, debuted at number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list a couple weeks ago! Lisa will be reading from the book tonight at Harvard Book Store at 7 pm.  Despite being on book tour, she took the time to speak with us about the book. How […]

Mimi Lipson publishes essay in Massachusetts Review

We’re really pleased to share this unflinchingly honest and moving essay by Mimi Lipson.  The essay, about Mimi’s brother, is called “Tornado” and was published recently in the Massachusetts Review. About writing the essay, Mimi says: I usually avoid thinking about writing in terms of catharsis, but working on this really did help me to resolve some things. […]

Featured alumnus: Jean Charbonneau

This week, we’re excited to feature Jean Charbonneau, an alumnus of our program from 1998!  Jean was born in Montreal, and studied creative writing at Harvard Extension School and the University of Southern Mississippi before getting his MA in creative writing from BU. He freelanced as a book critic for a few years, and wrote for […]

Katherine Hollander wins Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

We’re so excited for Kate Hollander, who recently won the 14th annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize for her collection My German Dictionary!  Waywiser Press will publish the book this fall, when Kate will read alongside Charles Wright at the Shakespeare Folger Library. Please click here to read two poems from My German Dictionary.  Below, Kate took […]

Neshat Khan wins Boston Review short story contest

We’re so proud to announce that Neshat Khan (GRS ’18) recently won the Aura Estrada fiction prize (Boston Review) for her story “The Neighbors”!  The story was chosen by Alexander Chee, which he describes as “the story of two women figuring out the nature of a desire they don’t have words for, inventing a world […]

Jordan Coriza publishes story in the Bare Life Review

Great news from Jordan Coriza (Fiction ’08), who recently published a story in the Bare Life Review, a journal dedicated to immigrant and refugee writers! The story is a fictionalized account of Jordan’s early days in the US. He says, Largely based on my own immigrant experience, “Shine” tells the story of a young man who’s […]

Class of 2018 Poets Publish Anthology

Last year’s MFA poetry class was a particularly tightknit group, the kind that rooted for each other and hung out together both in and out of the classroom.  In addition to workshops every week, they could often be found having lunch and doing yoga in room 222!  The poets decided to put together a book of […]