Category: Alumni

Shaaru Menon published in Kweli Journal

We’re so pleased to announce that Shaaru Menon (Fiction 2012) has published a short story in Kweli!  Here’s the beginning, to give you a taste: By the time Neeli met Hassan he was a nobody. His last successful film was almost a decade ago and even that hadn’t gone beyond two weeks at the box office. […]

Dariel Suarez publishes poetry chapbook and non-fiction piece

It’s rare that a writer excels in more than one form–let alone three different ones–but Dariel Suarez (Fiction 2012) is doing just that: his poetry chapbook, In The Land of Tropical Martyrs, was recently released, and his nonfiction piece “Becoming a Man” has been published in the latest issue of The Caribbean Writer (volume 28)!  The chapbook is available for pre-order […]

Abriana Jette in Conversation with Robert Pinsky

Check out this wonderful conversation with Robert Pinsky in Stay Thirsty magazine!  It’s filled with nuggets of wisdom on a slew of things — from Dante to music to making meaning — all prompted by insightful questions from Abriana Jetté  (Poetry 2012).  From the interview: “It’s the sound of meaning that I crave and concentrate on: Frost talks […]

Tracey Knapp wins 42 Miles Press Poetry Award

Hearty congratulations to Tracey Knapp (poetry ’04), whose first book of poems, Mouth, has won the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award!  Mouth will be published by 42 Miles Press (Indiana University) in September 2015.  You can read a poem from it here. On writing the book, Tracey says, It took a couple years after finishing my […]

Tara Skurtu’s upcoming readings

Globe-trotting poet Tara Skurtu (poetry ’13) will be reading at an international poetry festival in Transylvania this coming weekend!  (Sibiu, Romania)  The festival includes twenty-three poets from thirteen countries (three continents).   Tara also read at RoHAM Bar in Budapest on the 15th and taught a workshop at the University of Szeged on the 16th through the Department […]

The Latest on Kimberly Elkins’ What Is Visible

Kimberly Elkins’ (fiction ’10) debut novel, What Is Visible (Grand Central/Twelve, 6/14) continues to garner critical acclaim! It received a wonderful review by Barbara Kingsolver on the cover of the New York Times Book Review and was picked as a NYTBR Editors’ Choice, in addition to being chosen as The Most Inspirational Book of 2014 […]

Antonio Elefano featured in list of great short stories

Very cool news for Antonio Elefano, whose short story, “Italy,” was recently featured in a sweet Buzzfeed list: 29 Short Stories You Need To Read In Your Twenties!  Antonio’s story made it onto the same list as Joyce, Flannery O’Connor, Borges, Hemingway, and Vonnegut, as well as other greats.  Impressive, although we’d expect no less […]

Luisa Caycedo-Kimura published in the Nashville Review

                Exciting news for Luisa Caycedo-Kimura, who recently had two incredibly stirring poems, “Elena” and “Knitting,” published in Nashville Review.  From “Elena”: You are alive, your hair the scent of jasmine. You laugh as the walls of the room move out then in, like lungs. Congratulations, Luisa! Luisa […]

Sarah Handley published in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

Wonderful news for Sarah Handley (poetry ’14), whose poem, “On the Feast Day of John the Baptist,” was published in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place!  Sarah will receive her MFA from BU in September, and she’s recently returned from Scotland, where she was traveling and writing on a Global Fellowship. Congratulations, Sarah! Sarah Handley is completing an […]

Kelly Morse’s chapbook and recent publications

Exciting news for poetry alum Kelly Morse (poetry ’12), whose piece of flash creative nonfiction, “Ritual”, recently came out on River Teeth Journal‘s Beautiful Things Blog.  In addition, another piece called “Open the Door and Here” will appear in Quarter After Eight‘s upcoming issue. And if that weren’t enough, we are so pleased to hear […]