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Sasenarine Persaud featured on the BBC

Whoa! We’re thrilled to learn that one of our alums, Sasenarine Persaud (Fiction ’06), was featured on the BBC!  Click here to listen to a short reading and interview. In addition, Sase’s poem, “Georgetown,” will be distributed on postcards during the Commonwealth Games. Congratulations, Sase! Sasenarine Persaud is the author of twelve books of fiction […]

Wisdom from Robert Pinsky

                        It’s been an exciting week at BU Creative Writing. Today was the last day of this year’s Poetry Institute for Educators, where teachers from around the US came to BU to study poetry with acclaimed poets, and discuss their teaching practices with leaders […]

Welcome, Karl Kirchwey! + literary links

We’re so pleased to welcome BU’s new Creative Writing Program director, Karl Kirchwey, to Boston this month!  Karl officially started as our director on July 1, and he is coming to us from Bryn Mawr College, where he was the Creative Writing Program Director and Professor of the Arts.  You can read more about him […]

Jordan Coriza published in the Chicago Quarterly Review

Excellent news for Jordan Coriza (fiction ’08), whose story, “Garcia and Sons,” has been published in the Chicago Quarterly Review! Jordan says: “García and Sons” is a story that came to me through the image of caskets floating down the streets of Buenos Aires during a flood. The protagonist, Agustín, is a boy that recurs in […]

Ryan Wilson’s translations published in Able Muse

Ryan Wilson (Poetry, ’08) has translations of two sonnets—one by Charles Baudelaire and the other by Lope de Vega—appearing in the new issue of Able Muse. The issue, devoted to poetry in translation, was guest-edited by Charles Martin, and includes translations by Willis Barnstone, Rachel Hadas, X.J. Kennedy, A.E. Stallings, and more. Here’s a link […]

Megan Collins published in Rattle and 3Elements Review

Wonderful news for Megan Collins (Poetry ’08)!  Megan’s stirring poem, “After the Memorial,” recently appeared in Rattle.  The poem was published as part of the Poets Respond project, in which poets respond to current events. Megan says: “I wrote this poem in response to a local tragedy in which a teenager, Austin Tautkus of Ellington, Connecticut, was killed in an ATV […]

Catherine F. Con published in HOOT Literary Review

Yay, that’s me!  It felt weird to write about myself in third person as I do for other alumni, so, here I am in first person.  I’ve just had a petite poem published in HOOT.  Check it out here.  It features an audio recording, and my dear friend Suze Vagt did an illustration. I received […]

Literary Links

Hi guys!  The first summer session here at BU is wrapping up, and some of our Global Fellows will be heading off to faraway places very soon.  You can follow their adventures here.  I’ll be adding more to that link as the blogs come in.  Be sure to check out Qais’ blurb about his Mark […]

Abriana Jetté featured in Stay Thirsty magazine

Check out this fantastic interview in Stay Thirsty magazine featuring BU poetry alum Abriana Jetté, where she talks about the BU Creative Writing Program, what it means to be an emerging poet, and how music and poetry influence each other. Abriana Jetté is an internationally published poet, essayist, and educator from Brooklyn, New York. Her work […]

Literary Links

  “Words want to find chimes with each other, things want to connect.”   –Paul Muldoon         Today is the birthday of Irish poet Paul Muldoon, who was actually on campus for the Lowell Memorial Poetry Reading not long ago.  Here’s a poem by him that I like.  Doesn’t he look badass […]