Category: Alumni

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 […]

Lisa Hiton published in Slice

The multi-talented Lisa Hiton has had two poems published in Slice!  You can purchase the issue or a subscription to the magazine here.  The theme of this month’s Slice is escape, and the editor promises that this issue “disrupts our everyday thinking” and “won’t let you see you life as you did before.” Congratulations, Lisa! Lisa Hiton holds […]

Sarah Huener published in Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Sarah Huener has recently published a poem, “Hunger,” in the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts!  Check it out here.  You’ll enjoy her striking use of enjambment. Congratulations, Sarah! Sarah Huener is a poet and musician from North Carolina. She studied poetry at UNC Chapel Hill, and recently received her MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University. This fall […]

Caitlin Doyle interviewed by the National YoungArts Foundation

Caitlin Doyle (poetry ’08) has been interviewed by the National YoungArts Foundation!  Among other things, the interview touches on Caitlin’s experience as the featured poetry alumna in this year’s Annual Faculty Reading and her experience in the BU MFA Program. Of the program, Caitlin says, “You work so hard in such a short period that […]

Luisa Caycedo-Kimura featured in local paper during writing residency

While in Minnesota on a John K. Walsh Residency Fellowship, Luisa Caycedo-Kimuara (poetry, ’13) was featured in the local paper, the Red Wing Republican Eagle! (She assures us that she hasn’t become a Republican, it’s just the name of the paper.) Unfortunately, there’s no link to the article, but you can take a look at […]

Tara Skurtu published in The Common

Tara Skurtu (poetry ’13) writes to us from Bucharest, Romania.  She’s just had two poems, “Richter Scale” (incidentally, about Bucharest) and “Bar Poem” published in The Common!  Tara also had the opportunity to read at an international poetry festival, “Poezia e la Bistrita” in Bistrita, Romania.  Check out the poster below. Congratulations, Tara, and best wishes […]

Sasenarine Persaud featured on the BBC

Whoa! We’re thrilled to learn that one of our alums, Sasenarine Persaud (Fiction ’06), was featured on the BBC!  Click here to listen to a short reading and interview. In addition, Sase’s poem, “Georgetown,” will be distributed on postcards during the Commonwealth Games. Congratulations, Sase! Sasenarine Persaud is the author of twelve books of fiction […]