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Tara Skurtu invited to read at the University of Transylvania

More good news from our Global Fellow in Romania, Tara Skurtu (Poetry 2013). Tara has been invited by the Romanian poet Andrei Bodiu to read poetry and discuss creative writing with students at the University of Transylvania in Brasov today, Monday, October 7th. Congratulations, Tara! Tara Skurtu (Poetry 2013)’s poems appear in Poetry Review, Hanging […]

Global Fellow Tara Skurtu invited to read at International Poetry Festival in Romania

Tara Skurtu (Poetry 2013) is a 2013 Robert Pinsky Global Fellow (part of the BU MFA program); she is currently spending her global fellow semester in Romania. The Romanian poet and scholar Radu Vancu has just invited Tara to be an official author (and read poems) at the International Poetry Festival in Sibiu, Romania, September […]

October 1: Robert Pinsky and Gail Mazur at the Cambridge Public Library!

A story in Slice and two teaching fellowships for Kimberly Elkins

Great news for Kimberly Elkins (2010): Kimberly was a teaching fellow this summer at both the Wesleyan Writers Conference and at the Sewanee Writers Conference. Also, her story “Boys with Wings” has just been published in Slice Magazine, in an issue featuring Rick Moody and Francine Prose. Kimberly recently read this story at a Slice […]

Michelle Sterling: two residencies, two publications

Michelle Sterling (Fiction 2010) is poised to have a productive year of writing. She is currently a writing resident at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; next, she will be a 2013-2014 Literature Fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. Michelle has a creative nonfiction essay, “Go Out as Clear,” published in the […]

“Doyle & The Ersatz Life” – Essay about Caitlin Doyle’s Poetry

Caitlin Doyle (Poetry 2008) continues to garner accolades as an emerging poet. Her work has recently been the subject of an essay entitled “Doyle & The Ersatz Life,” written by the poet and critic Michelle Lewis. In her examination of Caitlin’s poetry, Lewis writes: “Much has been made of her work with rhyme and wordplay, […]

Sasenarine Persaud short-listed for Guyana Prize for Literature

Lantana Strangling Ixora, a book of poems by Sasenarine Persaud, has just been shortlisted for the Guyana Prize for Literature for best book of poetry. The winner will be announced later this month. Best of luck and congratulations, Sase! Sasenarine Persaud is a Tampa-based essayist, novelist, poet and short story writer, who originated the term […]

Lisa Hiton published in The Cortland Review

Lisa Hiton (Poetry 2011)’s poem “Compression Wood” has been published in The Cortland Review. You can read the poem here as well as listen to Lisa read it aloud. Congratulations, Lisa! Lisa Hiton received her MFA in poetry from Boston University in 2011. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, […]

J. Kevin Shushtari published in Narrative Magazine

A novel excerpt by J. Kevin Shushtari (Fiction 2010) is currently featured as Narrative Magazine’s Story of the Week.  Subscribers to Narrative can read “Marriage Contract” online here. J. Kevin Shushtari is a practicing physician who received an MD from Dartmouth Medical School before studying at BU.  Meridian, the Semi-Annual from the University of Virginia, […]

Read three Mimi Lipson stories online

It’s been a productive summer for Mimi Lipson (Fiction 2012). Her story “The Cloud of Unknowing” was published in the summer issue of BOMB; “Moscow 1968″ appeared in the summer issue of Witness; and her story “Mothra” was published in the April issue of The Brooklyn Rail. Full-text versions of all three of those stories […]