Category: Awards

Madelyn Rosenberg co-authors award-winning middle-grade novel

Madelyn Rosenberg (Fiction ’02) and her friend and co-author Wendy Wan-Long Shang, are finalists for two awards for their middle-grade novel This Is Just a Test (Scholastic)! The book, which was also a Sydney Taylor honor winner, is a finalist for the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards and the New-York Historical Society’s Children’s Book Prize. Set […]

Caitlin Doyle’s Poem Featured in The Guardian

Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) has been featured in The Poem of the Week column in The Guardian! Past featured poets include John Ashberry, Paul Muldoon, W.S. Merwin, Alice Oswald, Seamus Heaney, and Patricia Lockwood.  The column’s editor, Carol Rumens, has this to say about Caitlin’s poem: “Carnival” demonstrates the effectiveness of a “combination of story and song,” with each […]

Emily Yaremchuk and Eric McHenry win Mick Imlah Poetry Awards

We’re so proud to announce that two of our poets have won prizes in the Mick Imlah Poetry Awards!  Emily Yaremchuk (Poetry ’18) and Eric McHenry (Poetry ’97) tied for second place–Emily for her poem “Tabula Rasa,” and Eric for his poem “Picking a Prophet.” Emily (pictured), who is in this year’s MFA class, told us about the […]

Jordan Coriza’s publication news

We’re so pleased to share publication news from Jordan Coriza (Fiction ’08)!  His story “The Fittest” is out in the current issue of the Worcester Review.  Jordan says, “It’s about Agustin, a recurrent protagonist in my stories, who is constantly trying to make sense of some traumatic events of his childhood.” Jordan’s story “The Dead Phone” was also a […]

Publication news and an interview with Dariel Suarez

We’re so proud of Dariel Suarez (Fiction 2012) who currently serves as the Head of Faculty & Curriculum at Grubstreet.  His short story “Mudface” was published in the Winter 2017 issue of The North American Review, and the opening story in his collection, titled “The Man From the Zoo,” is forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review.  In addition, Dariel’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Duy Doan wins Yale Younger Poets Prize

We’re so proud of Duy Doan (Poetry ’10), who recently won the Yale Younger Poets Prize!  You can read a feature about Duy in the Boston Globe here. Carl Phillips, critically acclaimed poet and judge of the competition, says, “If games figure in Duy Doan’s We Play a Game, they do so much more seriously, and resonantly, than the title […]

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 […]

Lisa Hiton published in Vinyl, semi-finalist for Pamet River Prize

We’re delighted to share that Lisa Hiton has recently published her gorgeous poem “Dream of My Father’s Shiva, Atlantis, 1450/3074” in Vinyl!  In addition, Lisa was a semi-finalist for the Pamet River Prize with YesYes Books, an annual contest for full-length books of poetry or prose. Congratulations, Lisa! Lisa Hiton holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Boston […]