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Praise for Tim Floreen’s debut novel, new book out this fall

Tim Floreen (Fiction 2005) published his first novel last October, a young adult science fiction thriller from Simon & Schuster called Willful Machines. In a starred review, Kirkus called it “gothic, gadgety, and gay” (which Tim himself says is an accurate assessment). The New York Public Library named it one of the best teen books […]

Lisa Hiton publishes two poems

Lisa Hiton (Poetry 2011) has recently published two poems.  “Dream of My Father’s Shiva, Auschwitz, 1942″ appears in Leveler, accompanied by some thoughts on the poem from the editors. “Lethargy” is in Lambda Literary Review, and we found it particularly relevant in light of the tragedies in Orlando. It begins: I am ill with history. With watching it happen […]

The Back Porch Collective to read this weekend

The Back Porch Collective is reading at The Middle Gray this Saturday, 6/18!  BU MFA alumni in the Collective include Stacy Mattingly (Fiction ’11), Dariel Suarez (Fiction ’12), Shubha Sunder (Fiction ’12),  Ani Gjika (Poetry ’10), and Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13). View more details on their website. This reading’s theme is UNLOCKED: Reconsidering Home & Place, […]

Lisa Taddeo wins Pushcart Prize

We’re happy to share that Lisa Taddeo, an incoming MFA candidate in fiction, won a Pushcart Prize for her short story “42”! The story was published in issue 36 of the New England Review last year, and can be read here. Congratulations, Lisa!  We’re looking forward to reading more of your stories this fall. Lisa Taddeo contributes to Esquire, New […]

Emma Duffy-Comparone wins second Pushcart, receives professorship

We’re excited to announce that Emma Duffy-Comparone (Fiction 2012), who is currently on a fellowship at Yaddo, has won a second Pushcart Prize! The prize is for her story “The Devil’s Triangle,” which was originally published in the New England Review, and will appear in The Pushcart Prize XLI: Best of the Small Presses in […]

Lisa Hiton wins AWP WC & C Prize

We’re thrilled to announce that Lisa Hiton (Poetry 2011) has won the AWP Writers’ Conferences & Centers Prize for her submission “Dislocated Cities”! Tarfia Faizullah, who judged the competition, had this to say about Lisa’s work: These poems experience the concept of time broadly, deeply, and specifically. I’m impressed by the vivid and careful precision in […]

Tara Skurtu on Poetry Daily and Creative Mornings

We’re excited to share that Tara Skurtu’s (Poetry ’13) poem “Tourniquet” was the Poetry Daily poem of the day for World Poetry Day! The poem originally appeared in the March/April ’16 Kenyon Review. In addition, Tara was January’s featured speaker for the Bucharest chapter of the international CreativeMornings monthly breakfast lecture series. The theme was language, and […]

Laura Marris publishes animated translation in Asymptote

We’re delighted to share that Laura Marris (Poetry ’13) has just had an animated translation of a poem by Paol Keineg appear in Asymptote.  For this piece, Laura collaborated with a visual artist to make a translation in which multiple versions could exist at once.  View it here!  Laura had the opportunity to work on […]

Tara Skurtu’s latest publications

Tara Skurtu’s (Poetry ’13) poem “Tourniquet” is in the Kenyon Review, both online and in the March/April print issue!  In addition, her first published translation appears in this same issue: “What’s one of your dead telling you” is a selection from renowned Romanian poet Radu Vancu’s book Rope in Bloom. Both of these are part of this issue’s featured section, which highlights five […]

Kelly Morse publishes chapbook with Two of Cups Press

We’re so excited to announce that Kelly Morse’s (Poetry ’12) chapbook Heavy Light has been published by Two of Cups Press!  Heavy Light was a finalist in the 2015 Two of Cups Chapbook Contest. Click here to buy a copy. “Kelly Morse’s impressive debut chapbook looks clear-eyed at an essential truth of motherhood: life is wholly new not […]