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Caitlin Doyle interviewed by the MFA Project

BU MFA alumna Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) was recently interviewed by the MFA Project, and we’re pleased to be sharing a link to it here! Since graduating from the MFA program as the George Starbuck Fellow in Poetry, Caitlin has continued to receive accolades as an up-and-coming poet. In this interview, she offers memorable insights on studying with […]

The Back Porch Collective to read this Saturday!

                    The Back Porch Collective began when a group of writers got together to share work, have meaningful conversations, and enjoy live music. The group includes BU alumni Shubha Sunder (Fiction ’12), Stacy Mattingly (Fiction ’11), Ani Gjika (Poetry ’10), Dariel Suarez (Fiction ’12), and Tara Skurtu […]

Dammy Aderibigbe’s latest publications

Michael “Dammy” Aderibigbe, one of our current poets, continues to have a productive year: He has recently published poems in the latest issues of cream city review, Fjords, and the Hawaii Review!  Dammy also has a chapbook out called In Praise of Our Absent Father, which was released last month by Akashik Books. Congratulations, Dammy!  We’re very proud of […]

Laura Marris’ latest publications

We’re happy to share that Laura Marris (Poetry ’13) has published a slew of poems recently!  “Moon Man” and “Prognosis” appear with audio recordings in The Cortland Review, and “Threshold” and “Choose Your Own Adventure” are in Prelude.   Laura has also published a thought-provoking piece on Adam Kirsch’s book Emblems of the Passing World in The Common. […]

Dariel Suarez’s short fiction to be taught at Brown

Exciting news from Dariel Suarez (Fiction 2012): One of Dariel’s stories, “Marching Men,” is being taught at Brown University this semester through the Latina/o Studies Department! Dariel wrote and workshopped “Marching Men” in Leslie Epstein’s class here at BU. The story was published in Prairie Schooner‘s summer 2014 issue. In addition, Dariel has been invited to speak […]

Tara Skurtu is guest author on The Best American Poetry Blog

Wonderful news from Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13)! Tara has been featured as the guest author on The Best American Poetry Blog. Her conversational and thought-provoking series of posts cover a variety of topics, including teaching writing, fear and writing, and growing to love poetry (again). One of the posts features the BU Prison Education Program, where Tara […]

Dammy Aderibigbe publishes chapbook

Michael “Dammy” Aderibigbe (Poetry ’16) has just published his chapbook, In Praise of Our Absent Father, with Akashik Books! About Dammy, Tsitsi Jaji says, “Here is a poet whose vision and empathy reach into the intimate corners of family history, bearing witness to generations of tenderness, violence, generosity, survival and imagination with rare precision.” You can purchase a copy by […]

Emma Duffy-Comparone published in NER and The Sun

We’re excited to share that Emma Duffy-Comparone has recently published two short stories!  “The Devil’s Triangle” appears in the current issue of New England Review and “Plagiarism” is in the November 2015 issue of The Sun.  We’re also happy to welcome Emma back to BU as  our instructor of Fiction Writing at MET College next semester. Congratulations, Emma! Emma Duffy-Comparone’s […]

Shubha Sunder Wins Crazyhorse Fiction Prize

We’re happy to announce that Shubha Sunder (Fiction 2012) has won the 2015 Crazyhorse Fiction Prize for her short story!  She began writing the story, “Jungleman,” while in Leslie Epstein’s fiction workshop here at BU.  It was released in Crazyhorse just this week.  You can read an interview with Shubha on the Crazyhorse blog, here. Congratulations, […]

Tara Skurtu to read in Literary Death Match

Fun recent news from poet and world traveler Tara Skurtu (Poetry 2013), who is currently on a Fulbright in Romania!  Tara has been invited to read at the 8th International Festival of Literature in Bucharest (FILB), one of Romania’s most celebrated literary festivals, and will be participating in a fast and exciting Literary Death Match. Adrian Todd Zuniga, the creator of Literary […]