Category: Alumni

Carla Panciera wins Grace Paley Prize

Carla Panciera’s (poetry ’87) short story collection, Bewildered, was chosen by Pam Houston to receive the Grace Paley Prize for short fiction!  The book was published by the University of Massachusetts in the fall of 2014, and was the first collection to have been written by a Massachusetts writer since UMass began publishing winning titles from this series in 1990. “What […]

Lucy Teitler’s play premieres in Pittsfield

We’re so happy to share that Lucy Teitler’s play Engagements is receiving its world premiere at the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts!  You can buy tickets here. Engagements received a terrific review in the Globe, calling Lucy’s writing “whip-smart” and “filled with memorable lines.”  Jeremy D. Goodwin writes: What helps Engagements work — and it does so splendidly, […]

Jessica Ullian publishes essay in BuzzFeed Books

Jessica Ulliam (fiction ’09) has recently published a moving and insightful essay about the struggles of being both a parent and a writer.  Here’s an excerpt: I write from this place of forced calm because the alternative is not to write at all. I could accept that the free-spirited imagination I once had has been forever subsumed […]

Micah Nathan publishes essay in Vanity Fair

Micah Nathan (Fiction 2010) has published an essay re-visiting The Seven-Year Itch on its 60th anniversary. Read his excellent review of the Monroe film–and of Marilyn herself–here. Read Micah’s VF essay about enjoying the finer things in life here. Congrats, Micah! Micah Nathan has written several novels, some ignored, most well-received. His short stories have appeared in The […]

Lisa Hiton published in The Adroit Journal

We’re happy to announce that Lisa Hiton (Poetry 2011) has just been published in The Adroit Journal!  Click here to read her poems “In Response to Trees” and “Variation on Testimony,” each accompanied by an audio-recording of Lisa reading her work. Congratulations, Lisa! Lisa Hiton holds an M.F.A in Poetry from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Arts […]

Kelly Morse Wins Translation Prize

Terrific news from Kelly Morse (poetry ’12) whose translations of censored Vietnamese poet Ly Doi recently won Lunch Ticket magazine’s Gabo Prize for Translation and Multi-Lingual Texts. Kelly says she began these translations while in Rosanna Warren’s Translation Seminar during her time in the MFA program at BU. The judge Dan Bellm, a poet and translator, had this to […]

Tara Skurtu’s Latest Publications

Tara Skurtu (poetry ’13) continues to be one of our most prolific alumni. In addition to a Fulbright and a poem recently published on the T, Tara’s poem “Night Communion” will appear in the July issue of Plume online, “Long Poem, Bucharest” is in the spring issue of Poetry Wales, and her poems “Desire” and “Limit” appear in […]

BU alumni found Prodigal literary magazine

We’re thrilled to announce the creation of Prodigal, a new literary journal of poetry and prose founded by BU Creative Writing alumni!  Its editors include Aaron Kerner (former MFA program coordinator), Michael Kinnucan, Jordan Zandi (poetry ’11) , Chiara Scully, and Nicholas Leonard (poetry ’12), and the art director is Vilija Pakalniskis.   The first issue comes out both […]

Ryan Wilson’s recent publications and awards

Ryan Wilson (poetry ’08) has had an impressively productive year: he’s published work in a slew of places and received a number of prizes, all while being a doctoral candidate. His original poem, “Beatus Ille,” and translation of Horace I.25 appear in the new issue of Measure.  His lecture, “How to Think Like a Poet,” is […]

Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite publish novel

Christopher Robinson (Poetry 2006) and his friend, Gavin Kovite, have written a novel together called War of the Encyclopaedists! The book was published by Scribner on May 19 and has been receiving fantastic press all month, including a review in the New York Times, a profile in the Seattle Times, and an interview in the Wall Street Journal. The novel, based loosely on the authors’ lives, […]