Category: Alumni

Jason Barry published in 32 Poems

Jason Barry (Poetry 2019) has published a poem called “Fishing” in the latest issue of 32 Poems! Jason says, “Fishing” was written in memory of Dr. Kim Bridgford – the poet and director of Poetry by the Sea, an annual writers conference held in Madison, Connecticut. I was awarded a scholarship to attend the inaugural conference in 2015, and it […]

Caroline Woods’ second novel to be published by Knopf Doubleday

We’re proud to share that Caroline Woods (Fiction ’08) has signed with Knopf Doubleday to publish her second novel, The Lunar Housewife, in 2022! The novel is inspired by the CIA’s manipulation of arts and letters during the Cold War and follows a journalist who faces a mix of censorship, surveillance, and gaslighting when she pens […]

Chloe Martinez publishes chapbook with Backbone Press

We’re so excited to announce that Chloe Martinez (Poetry ’07) has published a chapbook!  The book, Corner Shrine, was the winner of the of the Backbone Press Chapbook Contest. Chloe says, These poems have come out of many years of travel and study in India, and they engage with questions of identity and belonging. They were written […]

Kate McGunagle published in Five Points

Kate McGunagle’s (Fiction 2015) story “Girls” appeared in the December issue of Five Points! “Girls” examines sexual awakening and its paradoxes in the small western town. Congratulations, Kate! Kate McGunagle is a 2015 graduate of BU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and holds a B.A. from Princeton University. This is her debut publication.

Stephanie Mullings published in Open Ceilings

We’re excited to announce that Stephanie Mullings (Fiction ’19) published a short story in Open Ceilings, a literary journal housed at UC Davis!  Stephanie wrote the story for Leslie Epstein’s fiction workshop at BU. Stephanie says: “Teammates” is the fraught coming of age experience. It’s the delicateness of navigating the terms of your identity, or friendships, or […]

Ani Gjika on Louise Gluck as teacher

Ani Gjika (Poetry ’11) has written a gorgeous essay on Nobel-Prize-winning poet Louise Glück for World Literature Today, and we’re delighted to share it here. From the essay: …in poems, and at work as a teacher, [Louise] was a master at swerving, surprising you with the unexpected way she looked at things. But it was not the kind of surprise that […]

Omer Friedlander signs two-book deal with Random House

We’re so thrilled for recent alum Omer Friedlander (Fiction ’19), who recently sold his book of short stories and novel to Random House!  It’s been so exciting to read Omer’s work in literary journals over the past couple years, and now we can’t wait to find it on shelves.  His story collection is called The […]

Omer Friedlander wins Sonora Review Contest, judged by Rebecca Makkai

Even more good news from Omer Friedlander (Fiction ’19), who recently won the Sonora Review fiction contest for his story “Scheherazade and Radio Station 97.2 FM”!   Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, had this to say about Omer’s writing: “Scheherezade and Radio Station 97.2 FM has magic […]

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura wins Slapering Hol Chapbook Prize

We’re so excited to announce that Aaron Caycedo-Kimura (Poetry ’20) has won the Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition! His chapbook Ubasute will be published in March 2021. Aaron says, My chapbook collection Ubasute is about my parents who have both passed away, my father in 2011 and my mother in 2015. These poems keep them […]

Stacy Mattingly publishes essay in Lit Hub

Stacy Mattingly (Fiction ’11) has published an essay in Literary Hub about Bosnia and Herzegovina, friendship, and literary collaboration, among other things. Stacy first visited the Balkans as a Global Fellow and later founded a writers’ collective there, for poets and prose writers working in Bosnian/Croatian/ Serbian and English. She continues to work with writers in the region. […]