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Literary Links

  “Words want to find chimes with each other, things want to connect.”   –Paul Muldoon         Today is the birthday of Irish poet Paul Muldoon, who was actually on campus for the Lowell Memorial Poetry Reading not long ago.  Here’s a poem by him that I like.  Doesn’t he look badass […]

Literary Links

“It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.” –from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Hello, all!  Hope you guys had a good week.  Mine has been filled with writing and lots of social events (because […]

Sarah Huener a finalist in Pocataligo Poetry Contest

More great news from Creative Writing program alumni!  Sarah Huener’s poem, “Zagreb, October,” was named a finalist in the Pocataligo Poetry Contest, which is held annually by Yemassee.  Sarah says she wrote the poem while on her Global Fellowship travels in Croatia. Hurrah!  Way to go, Sarah! Sarah Huener is a poet and musician from […]

Ryan Wilson’s latest publications

Publications abound for Ryan Wilson, whose poems have recently been published or are forthcoming in a slew of journals! His poem, “After the Sonogram,” appears in the new issue of Iron Horse Literary Review, and “Goths” was published in the most recent issue of 32 Poems. In addition, Ryan wrote this essay review for their ‘Marginalia’ […]

Mai Wang Receives Emerging Artists Award

Hearty congratulations to Mai Wang! A current MFA candidate in fiction, Mai recently received an Emerging Artists Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation.  The St. Botolph club gives grants to exceptional writers, visual artists, and musicians who are beginning their careers. We’re so proud of you, Mai! Mai Wang graduated from Yale University, where […]

Happy Friday from BU Creative Writing

“We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.” –Louise Erdrich   Hello, all!  Tomorrow is the birthday of Louise Erdrich.  She will be 60.  Here’s a recent story by her. Oh, no! Apparently, exclamation marks are unstoppable! Great […]

Summer Reading, Part 1

“When I remember that dizzy summer, that dull, stupid, lovely, dire summer, it seems that in those days I ate my lunches, smelled another’s skin, noticed a shade of yellow, even simply sat, with greater lust and hopefulness–and that I lusted with greater faith, hoped with greater abandon. The people I loved were celebrities, surrounded […]

Tara Skurtu published in Memorious

Tara Skurtu has published two poems in issue 22 of Memorious, which went live yesterday!  View the issue here, and read Tara’s poems: “Şoricel” and “Discovery: Negative Return.” Congrats, Tara! Tara Skurtu teaches Creative Writing at Boston University, where she received a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship and an Academy of American Poets Prize. She was named one of Lloyd […]

Daphne Kalotay to read at Newtonville Books tomorrow!

Daphne Kalotay’s newest novel, Sight Reading, has won the 2014 New England Society Book Award for Fiction and has been selected as a Highly Recommended book by the Boston Authors Club.  Congratulations, Daphne! Daphne will be reading from Sight Reading at Newtonville Books on Thursday, May 29, at 7 and at the Brookline Booksmith on Thursday […]

Happy birthday, Adrienne Rich! and literary links

                            “A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill, what and when to burn, or even how to theorize. It reminds you… where and when and how you are living and might live, it is a wick of […]