Category: Awards

Sasenarine Persaud shortlisted for Guyana Prize for Literature

We’re pleased to share that Sasenarine Persaud’s (Fiction ’06) poetry collection, Love in a Time of Technology, was shortlisted for the Guyana Prize in Literature!  You can also see the announcement in the Guyana Chronicle, here. The judges had this to say about the book: “A fine collection of brief, succinct poems. The imagery is emotionally charged and reverberates with […]

Kelly Morse to publish chapbook in spring 2016

Kelly Morse (Poetry ’12) recently shared that her chapbook, Heavy Light, will be published by Two of Cups Press in spring 2016! Kelly says, “Heavy Light focuses on the ambivalence nested within motherhood, the trauma and strange joy of it.”  Above is a photo of Kelly and her daughter, which we thought fitting for this great news! Poems from […]

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 […]

Jillian Jackson Awarded SBCF Emerging Artist Grant

We’re so proud to announce that current MFA candidate Jillian Jackson has received a prestigious St. Botolph’s Club Foundation (SBCF) Emerging Artist Grant!  SBCF is dedicated to promoting artistic and cultural enterprises of New Englanders through generous grants for artists “to whom it can make a difference through the combination of financial support, recognition, and endorsement.”  Some of the Creative […]

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 […]

Sara Rivera’s latest news

Good news abounds for Sara Rivera (poetry ’13)!  Sara has three poems out in Origins: Issue 2, and her poem “baltic sea” was published with an audio recording and is live at DIALOGIST.  She was also recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poem “Winnowing,” published in 2013 by the Loft Anthology. In addition, Sara is a […]

Nina Palisano finalist for Raynes Prize

Great news from Nina Palisano (poetry ’15) whose poetry has recently been published in a slew of places! “On Horror” appears in the Washington Square Review, “Dear Girl” in the Bellevue Literary Review, and “Letter After An Illness” in Winter Tangerine Review – all in the spring issues of these journals. In addition, Nina’s poem “Daniel Dreams” has been named a finalist for the […]

Tara Skurtu receives Fulbright, publishes new work

Exciting news from Tara Skurtu (poetry ’13), who has been awarded a Fulbright to Romania for the 2015-2016 academic year!  Tara will be reading her work at the International Poetry Festival in Sibiu, Romania this September with Robert Pinsky and Lloyd Schwartz (her former teachers!).  She’ll spend the rest of her time teaching ESL at the University of Transylvania in Brasov and […]

Lisa Hiton nominated for Pushcart Prize

We’re pleased to announce that Lisa Hiton (Poetry 2011) has been nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize!  Visit Lisa’s website here, where you can take a look at her poetry and essay publications. Congratulations, Lisa! Lisa Hiton holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Arts in Education from Harvard University. […]

Dariel Suarez finalist for New American Press Fiction Prize

Terrific news for Dariel Suarez (Fiction 2012), whose book of short stories, A Kind of Solitude, has been selected as a finalist for the New American Press Fiction Prize! The official announcement can be found here.  The book includes several short stories that Dariel worked on while in the MFA program. In addition, a story from the collection, “Otto’s […]