Category: Alumni

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 […]

Lisa Hiton wins AWP WC & C Prize

We’re thrilled to announce that Lisa Hiton (Poetry 2011) has won the AWP Writers’ Conferences & Centers Prize for her submission “Dislocated Cities”! Tarfia Faizullah, who judged the competition, had this to say about Lisa’s work: These poems experience the concept of time broadly, deeply, and specifically. I’m impressed by the vivid and careful precision in […]

Laura Marris publishes animated translation in Asymptote

We’re delighted to share that Laura Marris (Poetry ’13) has just had an animated translation of a poem by Paol Keineg appear in Asymptote.  For this piece, Laura collaborated with a visual artist to make a translation in which multiple versions could exist at once.  View it here!  Laura had the opportunity to work on […]

Tara Skurtu’s latest publications

Tara Skurtu’s (Poetry ’13) poem “Tourniquet” is in the Kenyon Review, both online and in the March/April print issue!  In addition, her first published translation appears in this same issue: “What’s one of your dead telling you” is a selection from renowned Romanian poet Radu Vancu’s book Rope in Bloom. Both of these are part of this issue’s featured section, which highlights five […]

Kelly Morse publishes chapbook with Two of Cups Press

We’re so excited to announce that Kelly Morse’s (Poetry ’12) chapbook Heavy Light has been published by Two of Cups Press!  Heavy Light was a finalist in the 2015 Two of Cups Chapbook Contest. Click here to buy a copy. “Kelly Morse’s impressive debut chapbook looks clear-eyed at an essential truth of motherhood: life is wholly new not […]

Caitlin Doyle interviewed by the MFA Project

BU MFA alumna Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) was recently interviewed by the MFA Project, and we’re pleased to be sharing a link to it here! Since graduating from the MFA program as the George Starbuck Fellow in Poetry, Caitlin has continued to receive accolades as an up-and-coming poet. In this interview, she offers memorable insights on studying with […]

Laura Marris’ latest publications

We’re happy to share that Laura Marris (Poetry ’13) has published a slew of poems recently!  “Moon Man” and “Prognosis” appear with audio recordings in The Cortland Review, and “Threshold” and “Choose Your Own Adventure” are in Prelude.   Laura has also published a thought-provoking piece on Adam Kirsch’s book Emblems of the Passing World in The Common. […]

Dariel Suarez’s short fiction to be taught at Brown

Exciting news from Dariel Suarez (Fiction 2012): One of Dariel’s stories, “Marching Men,” is being taught at Brown University this semester through the Latina/o Studies Department! Dariel wrote and workshopped “Marching Men” in Leslie Epstein’s class here at BU. The story was published in Prairie Schooner‘s summer 2014 issue. In addition, Dariel has been invited to speak […]

Tara Skurtu is guest author on The Best American Poetry Blog

Wonderful news from Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13)! Tara has been featured as the guest author on The Best American Poetry Blog. Her conversational and thought-provoking series of posts cover a variety of topics, including teaching writing, fear and writing, and growing to love poetry (again). One of the posts features the BU Prison Education Program, where Tara […]