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Translation by Laura Marris in the Brooklyn Rail

More exciting news for BU poetry alumni: Laura Marris’ (poetry ’13) translation of “Abalamour: Because or Down with Love” by Paol Keineg has been published in the Brooklyn Rail! And what’s more, Paol Keineg’s translation of one of Laura’s poems, “Ransom,” has just been published in Secousse. Last fall, Laura traveled to Brittany, France to work […]

Caitlin Doyle interviewed by the National YoungArts Foundation

Caitlin Doyle (poetry ’08) has been interviewed by the National YoungArts Foundation!  Among other things, the interview touches on Caitlin’s experience as the featured poetry alumna in this year’s Annual Faculty Reading and her experience in the BU MFA Program. Of the program, Caitlin says, “You work so hard in such a short period that […]

Luisa Caycedo-Kimura featured in local paper during writing residency

While in Minnesota on a John K. Walsh Residency Fellowship, Luisa Caycedo-Kimuara (poetry, ’13) was featured in the local paper, the Red Wing Republican Eagle! (She assures us that she hasn’t become a Republican, it’s just the name of the paper.) Unfortunately, there’s no link to the article, but you can take a look at […]

Tara Skurtu published in The Common

Tara Skurtu (poetry ’13) writes to us from Bucharest, Romania.  She’s just had two poems, “Richter Scale” (incidentally, about Bucharest) and “Bar Poem” published in The Common!  Tara also had the opportunity to read at an international poetry festival, “Poezia e la Bistrita” in Bistrita, Romania.  Check out the poster below. Congratulations, Tara, and best wishes […]

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 […]