Category: Alumni

Erin Belieu’s latest reviewed in the NY Times, and Literary Links

                    We were delighted to see that the latest poetry collection by Erin Belieu, Slant Six (Copper Canyon Press), was reviewed on the first page of the Arts section of the New York Times!  Times critic Dwight Gardner was largely favorable in his review, saying, “It’s […]

Ani Gjika’s translations in World Literature Today, AGNI, and more

Ani Gjika (Poetry 2010) has been hard at work, translating the latest collection of poetry by Luljeta Lleshanaku, the leading poet of Ani’s native Albania.  Quite a few of these translations have recently appeared in nationally and internationally acclaimed literary magazines such as World Literature Today, AGNI Online, Plume, and From the Fishouse.  (Click on the links to […]

Tara Skurtu published in Plume

We’re so pleased to see Tara Skurtu’s poem, “Indian River at Dusk,” in Plume.  Read it here, and enjoy her wonderful wit, as in lines like this one: God was a word person. After two Hail Marys and an Our Father I’d be good again. Congratulations, Tara! Tara Skurtu is the recipient of two Academy of […]

Emma Duffy-Comparone’s debut story leads Pushcart Prize

We’re thrilled to announce that Emma Duffy-Comparone’s story, “The Zen Thing,” is the lead story of 2015′s Pushcart Prize anthology!  According to the introduction by Bill Henderson, it’s the first time in the history of the prize that an author’s first-published story has been chosen to lead the collection. Hearty congratulations, Emma! You can read […]

Sasenarine Persaud’s latest book and news

We’re excited to announce that Sasenarine Persaud has just published a new book of poetry, Love in a Time of Technology!  The book includes poems dedicated to Robert Pinsky and Derek Walcott.  Sase has recently returned from his book launch in Toronto, and you can see the announcement for it here. In addition, Sase had a very […]

Lisa Hiton is Poet of the Week on The Paris-American

                  Brava to Lisa Hiton, who is this week’s featured poet on The Paris-American!  From the poem: Tail plumes stretched like sharp swords, then recoiling. I followed it thinking it was a kookaburra. With every inch I advanced, it changed its song—unrecognizable cries, stolen from the throats of […]

Kelly Morse’s recent poetry news

Kelly Morse’s poetry has been receiving all manner of publicity on the internet!  Her poem ‘Nobody Leaves Anybody in Winter’ was nominated for the Best of the Net  2014 Anthology by apt magazine, and she was interviewed for The Writer’s Job, a website featuring writers who work in non-traditional writing jobs. Kelly also published a book review and a guest post about Vietnamese […]

Lucy Teitler published in Trop

I’m so happy to share that Lucy Teitler, a writer from my own class (Fiction ’13) has published a short story in Trop!  The story is called “Bakersfield,” and you can read it here.  She wrote the first draft of it for our workshop with Leslie Epstein.  Discussions in that class, Lucy says, led to […]

Literary Tea with Kimberly Elkins

We’re pleased to announce a Literary Tea with fiction alum ’10 and acclaimed novelist, Kimberly Elkins!  Please see below, and/or visit the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Boston chapter website for more information.   Both the tea and the WNBA are open to men and women, despite the name.  Be sure to get your ticket by November […]

Lisa Hiton published in Thrush

                  Hurrah!  Lisa Hiton has published a poem, “Vigil,” in Thrush.  From the poem: Coming toward me, a prologue, a flying orchestra of spring birds gathering on the banks of the creek. To what are they praying?  To what do they give such praise? Read “Vigil” here. Congratulations, Lisa! […]