Category: Alumni

Start a charrette! Daphne Kalotay tells us how

In this last month of summer, we’re excited to feature a few blog posts about the writing life, alongside the usual publication announcements.  This essay by Daphne Kalotay (Fiction 1994) is about creating discussion groups that make for meaningful, stimulating, and rich conversations among writers, conversations that also seek to creatively address matters of craft.  Such groups are called charrettes, and […]

Ryan Wilson wins prize for first book, among other honors

We’re so proud to share this update from Ryan Wilson (Poetry ’08)! Ryan’s first book, The Stranger World, was awarded the 2017 Donald Justice Poetry Prize. The book is out in hardcover via Measure Press / West Chester University Poetry Center. Hearty congratulations, Ryan! In addition to his book, Ryan has had a slew of […]

The Borders Project in EuropeNow Journal

We’re excited to share that EuropeNow Journal will be featuring work by members of The Borders Project!  Co-founded by Stacy Mattingly (Fiction 2011), The Borders Project is a literary collaboration between the Sarajevo Writer’s Workshop and Atlanta’s Narrative Collective.  Over the next several months, you can read original poetry and prose by these eighteen writers and […]

Caitlin Doyle Wins Prestigious Frost Farm Poetry Prize

Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) has recently won the Frost Farm Poetry Prize!  Caitlin’s winning poem “Wish” was selected by contest judge Deborah Warren from a pool of over 750 entries, the largest in the competition’s history. About the poem, Warren says, “This poem is a masterpiece masquerading (with its incantatory beat and simple language) as a […]

Lisa Hiton publishes poetry chapbook

Lisa Hiton’s chapbook, Variation on Testimony, has recently been published by Cutbank!  The manuscript was a finalist for the 2016 Cutbank Chapbook Contest.  You can click here to order a copy. On her new chapbook, Lisa says, “When a poet sits down every few years to put poems in an order, new themes and ideas arise from the order itself. Variation […]

Caroline Woods’s novel to be published in the UK!

We’re thrilled to announce that Caroline Woods’s debut novel, Fräulein M. (Tyrus Books/Simon & Schuster), will be released on February 23, 2017 in the UK as The Cigarette Girl (HQ Stories/HarperCollinsUK). The Cigarette Girl is available for pre-order here: amzn.to/2kC89K5 Fräulein M./The Cigarette Girl is a work of historical fiction about the end of the Weimar Republic […]

Tara Skurtu publishes chapbook

More good news from poetry alum ’13 Tara Skurtu!  Eyewear Publishing is publishing her chapbook, Skurtu, Romania, a collection of poems she wrote from her experience in Romania during her Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship. The book launch is tonight in London, 7 Pm at Koppell Gallery! The book is also appearing simultaneously in Romanian through Editura Charmides, translated by Radu Vancu. From the […]

Tara Skurtu’s book to be published by Eyewear Publishing

We’re so excited to announce that Tara Skurtu’s book, The Amoeba Game, has been acquired by Eyewear Publishing!  It will be released in the fall of 2017.  In addition, the Romanian translation by Romanian poet Radu Vancu will be released this fall by Charmides. Tara (Poetry ’13) traveled to Romania on a Fulbright last academic year, and the Fulbright […]

Sarah Huener wins Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize

Sarah Huener (Poetry ’13) has won the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize!  She wrote the prize-winning poem, “To Pluto,” while in the MFA program at BU.  The competition is held annually by StorySouth and was judged by poet Sarah Rose Nordgren this year. From the poem: It was only afterward we found our figures false, learned we had […]

Dammy Aderibigbe interviewed in Prairie Schooner

We’re excited to share this interview with D.M. “Dammy” Aderibigbe (Poetry ’16), which appeared in Prairie Schooner this week!  Dammy recently published his chapbook, In Praise of Our Absent Father, and it was selected for the APBF New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series. From the interview: “…I had left my Nigeria and been to Morocco, Mexico, Barbados and of […]