Category: Awards

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 […]

Ryan Wilson’s Pushcart nomination and publications

We’re blown away by all of Ryan Wilson’s (Poetry ’08) recent achievements! Ryan’s poem “Xenia” was published in the Winter 2016 issue of Able Muse, which nominated the poem for a Pushcart Prize. His long poem, “Authority,” was published in the Spring 2016 issue of The Hopkins Review. Three poems—“L’Esprit de l’Escalier,” “In the Harvest Season,” […]

Shubha Sunder Wins MCC Grant

We’re happy to announce that Shubha Sunder (Fiction 2012) has won a 2016 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in the Fiction/Creative Nonfiction category!  The complete list of grant winners is here, and you can read about Shubha (and some of her work!) here. Congratulations, Shubha! Shubha Sunder is a 2012 graduate of the BU Creative […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shubha Sunder Wins Crazyhorse Fiction Prize

We’re happy to announce that Shubha Sunder (Fiction 2012) has won the 2015 Crazyhorse Fiction Prize for her short story!  She began writing the story, “Jungleman,” while in Leslie Epstein’s fiction workshop here at BU.  It was released in Crazyhorse just this week.  You can read an interview with Shubha on the Crazyhorse blog, here. Congratulations, […]

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 […]