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Leanne Hoppe published by Driftwood Press

Leanne Hoppe (poetry ’14) has had a poem published in Driftwood Press.  Hurrah! The poem, inspired by the film El Topo, is called “Western,” and is followed by a brief interview.  Leanne says, “When something happens that I think about for a long time, I like to try and write it.” By the way, be sure to […]

Literary Links

Happy Friday from BU Creative Writing! Here are some literary links for your weekend: This week was the kickoff of Robert Pinsky’s Art of Poetry MOOC, and we’re excited that it now has over 15,000 students. Be sure to check out our current Global Fellows’ blogs. Leslie Epstein’s Pinto and Sons–eleven years in the making–is now available […]

236 Call for Submissions

Dear BU Creative Writing Alumni, We plan to release a new issue of 236, the MFA alumni journal, in December! 236 is looking for: 1. Fiction and poetry from alumni of the BU Creative Writing program.  Please send up to 2 pieces of prose and/or up to 5 poems.  Previously published work is fine. 2. Essays on […]

Tracey Knapp wins 42 Miles Press Poetry Award

Hearty congratulations to Tracey Knapp (poetry ’04), whose first book of poems, Mouth, has won the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award!  Mouth will be published by 42 Miles Press (Indiana University) in September 2015.  You can read a poem from it here. On writing the book, Tracey says, It took a couple years after finishing my […]

Tara Skurtu’s upcoming readings

Globe-trotting poet Tara Skurtu (poetry ’13) will be reading at an international poetry festival in Transylvania this coming weekend!  (Sibiu, Romania)  The festival includes twenty-three poets from thirteen countries (three continents).   Tara also read at RoHAM Bar in Budapest on the 15th and taught a workshop at the University of Szeged on the 16th through the Department […]

Madelyn Rosenberg’s recent publications

It’s been a productive year for Madelyn Rosenberg (fiction ’02), who has recently had three books published!  Dream Boy, a young adult novel that Rosenburg co-authored with one of her good friends, was released on July 1.  How to Behave at a Tea Party, illustrated by Heather Ross, came out last Tuesday, and Nanny X, […]

The Latest on Kimberly Elkins’ What Is Visible

Kimberly Elkins’ (fiction ’10) debut novel, What Is Visible (Grand Central/Twelve, 6/14) continues to garner critical acclaim! It received a wonderful review by Barbara Kingsolver on the cover of the New York Times Book Review and was picked as a NYTBR Editors’ Choice, in addition to being chosen as The Most Inspirational Book of 2014 […]

Antonio Elefano featured in list of great short stories

Very cool news for Antonio Elefano, whose short story, “Italy,” was recently featured in a sweet Buzzfeed list: 29 Short Stories You Need To Read In Your Twenties!  Antonio’s story made it onto the same list as Joyce, Flannery O’Connor, Borges, Hemingway, and Vonnegut, as well as other greats.  Impressive, although we’d expect no less […]

Luisa Caycedo-Kimura published in the Nashville Review

                Exciting news for Luisa Caycedo-Kimura, who recently had two incredibly stirring poems, “Elena” and “Knitting,” published in Nashville Review.  From “Elena”: You are alive, your hair the scent of jasmine. You laugh as the walls of the room move out then in, like lungs. Congratulations, Luisa! Luisa […]

Sarah Handley published in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

Wonderful news for Sarah Handley (poetry ’14), whose poem, “On the Feast Day of John the Baptist,” was published in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place!  Sarah will receive her MFA from BU in September, and she’s recently returned from Scotland, where she was traveling and writing on a Global Fellowship. Congratulations, Sarah! Sarah Handley is completing an […]