Category: Alumni

Lisa Hiton published in Vinyl, semi-finalist for Pamet River Prize

We’re delighted to share that Lisa Hiton has recently published her gorgeous poem “Dream of My Father’s Shiva, Atlantis, 1450/3074″ in Vinyl!  In addition, Lisa was a semi-finalist for the Pamet River Prize with YesYes Books, an annual contest for full-length books of poetry or prose. Congratulations, Lisa! Lisa Hiton holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Boston […]

Stacy Mattingly publishes essay in Asymptote

We’re excited to share this piece in Asymptote by Stacy Mattingly (Fiction 2011)! The Sarajevo Writers’ Workshop and Atlanta’s Narrative Collective (which Stacy founded and co-founded, respectively) came together last fall to form The Borders Project.  In this essay, Stacy follows the Project to their first-ever reading, which took place in Atlanta last May.  A multi-genre literary collaboration, The […]

Isadora Beeler Deese to publish debut science fiction YA novel

Isadora Beeler Deese, Playwriting ’94, announces the publication of her debut science fiction Young Adult novel, Right of Capture, by Pelekinesis Press on October 15, 2016. The adventure follows an epic sibling rivalry that coincides with a brutal race among global contenders to own the world-changing resource buried deep inside the teens. It is the […]

Caroline Woods’s debut novel to be published by Tyrus Books

We’re thrilled to announce that Caroline Woods’s debut novel, Fräulein M., will be published by Tyrus Books (F+W Media) on January 1, 2017!  The novel explores the fates and family secrets of orphaned sisters propelled to opposite sides of seedy and splendid Weimar Berlin, one swept up in cabaret culture, the other in Hitler Youth. […]

Ryan Wilson’s Pushcart nomination and publications

We’re blown away by all of Ryan Wilson’s (Poetry ’08) recent achievements! Ryan’s poem “Xenia” was published in the Winter 2016 issue of Able Muse, which nominated the poem for a Pushcart Prize. His long poem, “Authority,” was published in the Spring 2016 issue of The Hopkins Review. Three poems—“L’Esprit de l’Escalier,” “In the Harvest Season,” […]

Shubha Sunder Wins MCC Grant

We’re happy to announce that Shubha Sunder (Fiction 2012) has won a 2016 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in the Fiction/Creative Nonfiction category!  The complete list of grant winners is here, and you can read about Shubha (and some of her work!) here. Congratulations, Shubha! Shubha Sunder is a 2012 graduate of the BU Creative […]

Praise for Tim Floreen’s debut novel, new book out this fall

Tim Floreen (Fiction 2005) published his first novel last October, a young adult science fiction thriller from Simon & Schuster called Willful Machines. In a starred review, Kirkus called it “gothic, gadgety, and gay” (which Tim himself says is an accurate assessment). The New York Public Library named it one of the best teen books […]

Lisa Hiton publishes two poems

Lisa Hiton (Poetry 2011) has recently published two poems.  “Dream of My Father’s Shiva, Auschwitz, 1942″ appears in Leveler, accompanied by some thoughts on the poem from the editors. “Lethargy” is in Lambda Literary Review, and we found it particularly relevant in light of the tragedies in Orlando. It begins: I am ill with history. With watching it happen […]

The Back Porch Collective to read this weekend

The Back Porch Collective is reading at The Middle Gray this Saturday, 6/18!  BU MFA alumni in the Collective include Stacy Mattingly (Fiction ’11), Dariel Suarez (Fiction ’12), Shubha Sunder (Fiction ’12),  Ani Gjika (Poetry ’10), and Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13). View more details on their website. This reading’s theme is UNLOCKED: Reconsidering Home & Place, […]

Emma Duffy-Comparone wins second Pushcart, receives professorship

We’re excited to announce that Emma Duffy-Comparone (Fiction 2012), who is currently on a fellowship at Yaddo, has won a second Pushcart Prize! The prize is for her story “The Devil’s Triangle,” which was originally published in the New England Review, and will appear in The Pushcart Prize XLI: Best of the Small Presses in […]