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Kelly Morse Wins Translation Prize

Terrific news from Kelly Morse (poetry ’12) whose translations of censored Vietnamese poet Ly Doi recently won Lunch Ticket magazine’s Gabo Prize for Translation and Multi-Lingual Texts. Kelly says she began these translations while in Rosanna Warren’s Translation Seminar during her time in the MFA program at BU. The judge Dan Bellm, a poet and translator, had this to […]

Tara Skurtu’s Latest Publications

Tara Skurtu (poetry ’13) continues to be one of our most prolific alumni. In addition to a Fulbright and a poem recently published on the T, Tara’s poem “Night Communion” will appear in the July issue of Plume online, “Long Poem, Bucharest” is in the spring issue of Poetry Wales, and her poems “Desire” and “Limit” appear in […]

BU alumni found Prodigal literary magazine

We’re thrilled to announce the creation of Prodigal, a new literary journal of poetry and prose founded by BU Creative Writing alumni!  Its editors include Aaron Kerner (former MFA program coordinator), Michael Kinnucan, Jordan Zandi (poetry ’11) , Chiara Scully, and Nicholas Leonard (poetry ’12), and the art director is Vilija Pakalniskis.   The first issue comes out both […]

Jillian Jackson Awarded SBCF Emerging Artist Grant

We’re so proud to announce that current MFA candidate Jillian Jackson has received a prestigious St. Botolph’s Club Foundation (SBCF) Emerging Artist Grant!  SBCF is dedicated to promoting artistic and cultural enterprises of New Englanders through generous grants for artists “to whom it can make a difference through the combination of financial support, recognition, and endorsement.”  Some of the Creative […]

Ryan Wilson’s recent publications and awards

Ryan Wilson (poetry ’08) has had an impressively productive year: he’s published work in a slew of places and received a number of prizes, all while being a doctoral candidate. His original poem, “Beatus Ille,” and translation of Horace I.25 appear in the new issue of Measure.  His lecture, “How to Think Like a Poet,” is […]

Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite publish novel

Christopher Robinson (Poetry 2006) and his friend, Gavin Kovite, have written a novel together called War of the Encyclopaedists! The book was published by Scribner on May 19 and has been receiving fantastic press all month, including a review in the New York Times, a profile in the Seattle Times, and an interview in the Wall Street Journal. The novel, based loosely on the authors’ lives, […]

Sara Rivera’s latest news

Good news abounds for Sara Rivera (poetry ’13)!  Sara has three poems out in Origins: Issue 2, and her poem “baltic sea” was published with an audio recording and is live at DIALOGIST.  She was also recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poem “Winnowing,” published in 2013 by the Loft Anthology. In addition, Sara is a […]

Luisa Caycedo-Kimura published in FRIGG and Mid-American Review

Luisa Caycedo-Kimura has recently published five poems in FRIGG magazine!  Read them here.  And please check out her charming interview with Mid-American Review, in which she talks about writing, regrets, and insects.  Luisa’s poem, “Un Jardin en Tolima,” was published in the most recent issue of MAR. Congratulations, Luisa! Luisa Caycedo-Kimura was the 2014 John K. Walsh Residency Fellow at […]

Tara Skurtu’s poem on the Red Line!

  We’re thrilled to see Tara Skurtu’s (poetry ’13) poem on the MBTA Red Line! Thanks to Mass Poetry‘s Poetry on the T contest and the public’s vote, Tara’s poem will be featured on the T for the month of May.  It’s called “Anyone’s Son” and was written for the family of Trayvon Martin. About seeing her […]

Nina Palisano finalist for Raynes Prize

Great news from Nina Palisano (poetry ’15) whose poetry has recently been published in a slew of places! “On Horror” appears in the Washington Square Review, “Dear Girl” in the Bellevue Literary Review, and “Letter After An Illness” in Winter Tangerine Review – all in the spring issues of these journals. In addition, Nina’s poem “Daniel Dreams” has been named a finalist for the […]