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Sasenarine Persaud’s latest book and news

We’re excited to announce that Sasenarine Persaud has just published a new book of poetry, Love in a Time of Technology!  The book includes poems dedicated to Robert Pinsky and Derek Walcott.  Sase has recently returned from his book launch in Toronto, and you can see the announcement for it here. In addition, Sase had a very […]

Literary Links

We’ve had a fantastic and busy week here at BU Creative Writing.  The Writers at the Black Box reading was on Tuesday, which featured fiction MFA Caroline De Lacvivier and poetry MFA Jess Stokes, as well as fiction alum Dariel Suarez.  Last night, we got to hear Sharon Olds and Renee Emerson read at the […]

Lisa Hiton is Poet of the Week on The Paris-American

                  Brava to Lisa Hiton, who is this week’s featured poet on The Paris-American!  From the poem: Tail plumes stretched like sharp swords, then recoiling. I followed it thinking it was a kookaburra. With every inch I advanced, it changed its song—unrecognizable cries, stolen from the throats of […]

Kelly Morse’s recent poetry news

Kelly Morse’s poetry has been receiving all manner of publicity on the internet!  Her poem ‘Nobody Leaves Anybody in Winter’ was nominated for the Best of the Net  2014 Anthology by apt magazine, and she was interviewed for The Writer’s Job, a website featuring writers who work in non-traditional writing jobs. Kelly also published a book review and a guest post about Vietnamese […]

Lucy Teitler published in Trop

I’m so happy to share that Lucy Teitler, a writer from my own class (Fiction ’13) has published a short story in Trop!  The story is called “Bakersfield,” and you can read it here.  She wrote the first draft of it for our workshop with Leslie Epstein.  Discussions in that class, Lucy says, led to […]

Literary Tea with Kimberly Elkins

We’re pleased to announce a Literary Tea with fiction alum ’10 and acclaimed novelist, Kimberly Elkins!  Please see below, and/or visit the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Boston chapter website for more information.   Both the tea and the WNBA are open to men and women, despite the name.  Be sure to get your ticket by November […]

Lisa Hiton published in Thrush

                  Hurrah!  Lisa Hiton has published a poem, “Vigil,” in Thrush.  From the poem: Coming toward me, a prologue, a flying orchestra of spring birds gathering on the banks of the creek. To what are they praying?  To what do they give such praise? Read “Vigil” here. Congratulations, Lisa! […]

Leanne Hoppe’s translations published in Asymptote

We’re excited to hear from Leanne Hoppe (Poetry ’14), who has been traveling in Ireland this week!  And psyched to see that her translations of five poems by Michela Zanarella have been published on the Asymptote blog.  Zanarella is a living Italian poet who lives and works in Rome. Congratulations, Leanne! Leanne Hoppe is a 2013-2014 MFA […]

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 […]