Category: Alumni

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 […]

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. […]