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Jordan Zandi’s first poetry collection forthcoming in 2016

We’re excited to announce that Jordan Zandi’s (poetry 2010) first book of poems is forthcoming by Sarabande books next February!  You can read the title poem here.  Below, Jordan shares a bit about the making of Solarium. Many poems from Solarium – and, probably more importantly, the process by which I worked on them – took root in […]

Beth O’Sullivan published in Belle Reve Literary Journal

Terrific news from Beth O’Sullivan (fiction 1983), whose short story, “Swings,” was published in the Belle Reve Literary Journal.  You can read the full story here.  Beth studied fiction at BU with Leslie Epstein and Jayne Anne Phillips, who will be re-joining our faculty this fall as a Visiting Professor. Congratulations, Beth! Beth O’Sullivan studied writing with a fellowship […]

Kelly Morse’s translations in Asymptote and nonfiction in Vela Magazine

Kelly Morse (poetry ’12) returned last week from the Vermont Studio Center, where she was writing on a grant.  Here’s a photo of the view from her studio! We’re pleased to announce that two of the Vietnamese translations Kelly worked on in Rosanna Warren’s Translation Workshop have recently been published in Asymptote Journal. These are by contemporary […]

Stacy Mattingly Works with IWP and Caracas-Sarajevo Colleagues to Help Launch Narrative Witness

We’re so proud to be sharing the latest news from Stacy Mattingly (fiction ’11), who has been helping to spearhead the first Narrative Witness exchange through the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP). The exchange brings together writers and photographers in two cities for online workshops and collaboration; the initial pairing was Caracas, Venezuela, […]

Lisa Hiton nominated for Pushcart Prize

We’re pleased to announce that Lisa Hiton (Poetry 2011) has been nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize!  Visit Lisa’s website here, where you can take a look at her poetry and essay publications. Congratulations, Lisa! Lisa Hiton holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Arts in Education from Harvard University. […]

The MFA in Creative Writing: For Those Who Need to Write

This is a guest post by Michael Samuels (fiction 2015), who interviewed CW Program Director Karl Kirchwey for his take on the Creative Writing MFA. For Karl Kirchwey, prize-winning poet, translator, and director of creative writing at BU, existential questions surround the school’s prestigious Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. The top-ranked program, […]

Dariel Suarez finalist for New American Press Fiction Prize

Terrific news for Dariel Suarez (Fiction 2012), whose book of short stories, A Kind of Solitude, has been selected as a finalist for the New American Press Fiction Prize! The official announcement can be found here.  The book includes several short stories that Dariel worked on while in the MFA program. In addition, a story from the collection, “Otto’s […]

Natasha Hakimi Zapata launches poetry series for Truthdig

Poetry alum Natasha Hakimi Zapata (MFA ’12) has just launched the poetry section of the award-winning news website, Truthdig!  Read the first poem here, and submit here. Congrats, Natasha, and we’re looking forward to seeing more poems in Truthdig soon! Natasha Hakimi Zapata is an Assistant Editor at the Webby Award-winning web site, Truthdig, as […]

Renee Emerson’s book a finalist for 2014 Julie Suk Award

We’re excited to announce that Renee Emerson’s book, Keeping Me Still, is a finalist for the 2014 Jacar Press Julie Suk Award!  The award is given for the best poetry book published by an independent press.  This exquisite collection–some of which we had the pleasure of hearing at the Lowell Reading last fall–is full of tender and unexpected […]

Laura Marris awarded MacDowell Colony Fellowship

Laura Marris (poetry ’13) has been awarded a month-long fellowship at the MacDowell Colony, the oldest and one of the most prestigious arts colonies in the United States!  Former MacDowell fellows of note include Michael Chabon and Thornton Wilder.  Laura will leave for New Hampshire in just a few days to work on poems and French […]