Category: Grad Students

Lisa Taddeo wins Pushcart Prize

We’re happy to share that Lisa Taddeo, an incoming MFA candidate in fiction, won a Pushcart Prize for her short story “42”! The story was published in issue 36 of the New England Review last year, and can be read here. Congratulations, Lisa!  We’re looking forward to reading more of your stories this fall. Lisa Taddeo contributes to Esquire, New […]

Dammy Aderibigbe’s latest publications

Michael “Dammy” Aderibigbe, one of our current poets, continues to have a productive year: He has recently published poems in the latest issues of cream city review, Fjords, and the Hawaii Review!  Dammy also has a chapbook out called In Praise of Our Absent Father, which was released last month by Akashik Books. Congratulations, Dammy!  We’re very proud of […]

Dammy Aderibigbe’s poem in RATTLE

We’re pleased to announce that Michael “Dammy” Aderibigbe’s poem “The Origin of Kindness” is forthcoming in RATTLE issue 50!  Dammy is currently in the MFA program for poetry at Boston University, where he studies with Robert Pinsky and Karl Kirchwey. Congrats, Dammy! D.M. Aderibigbe is from Nigeria. His chapbook, In Praise of Our Absent Father, is an […]

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 […]

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 […]

The MFA in Creative Writing: For Those Who Need to Write

This is a guest post by Michael Samuels (fiction 2015), who interviewed CW Program Director Karl Kirchwey for his take on the Creative Writing MFA. For Karl Kirchwey, prize-winning poet, translator, and director of creative writing at BU, existential questions surround the school’s prestigious Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. The top-ranked program, […]

Erin Belieu’s latest reviewed in the NY Times, and Literary Links

                    We were delighted to see that the latest poetry collection by Erin Belieu, Slant Six (Copper Canyon Press), was reviewed on the first page of the Arts section of the New York Times!  Times critic Dwight Gardner was largely favorable in his review, saying, “It’s […]

Literary Links

BU Creative Writing wishes you a happy Friday!  And here are some literary links to start off your weekend. Dan Chiasson reviews Claudia Rankine’s latest. Whoa.  A Jane Austen video game, in which one plays to win the sympathy of Elizabeth Bennett. What Mark Twain’s mother taught him about compassion. Novelist Don DeLillo reviews a Taylor […]

Creative Writing Program Director Karl Kirchwey featured in BU Today

We’re excited to see this article about Karl Kirchwey in BU Today!  In addition to being the director of the Creative Writing Program, Karl is an award-winning poet, scholar, translator, arts curator, and teacher of poetry.  His work inquires deeply into a vast array of disparate subjects, including physics, biology, Roman history, religion, and mythology–to […]

Mai Wang Receives Emerging Artists Award

Hearty congratulations to Mai Wang! A current MFA candidate in fiction, Mai recently received an Emerging Artists Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation.  The St. Botolph club gives grants to exceptional writers, visual artists, and musicians who are beginning their careers. We’re so proud of you, Mai! Mai Wang graduated from Yale University, where […]