Category: Grad Students

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 […]

May 15th MFA reading at the Playwright’s Theater

At 7 PM on May 15, 2012, come to the Boston Playwright’s Theater at 949 Commonwealth Avenue, for the final session in the BU MFA poetry reading series, featuring Susan Barba, Mike Brokos, Bryan Coller, Megan Fernandes, L. E. Goldstein, Abriana Jette, Natasha Hakimi, and Kelly Morse. Wine and cheese reception to follow. Susan Barba […]

UPDATE: Some Useful Thesis Related Information

Supplement to the Graduate School’s Guide for the Thesis Writer: Formatting the Thesis: The Graduate School has provided a detailed and specific guide to assist you in formatting your thesis. Go pick one up at room 112 and study it. You will need to meet with Martha Khan to have your formatting checked and corrected. […]

Caballo Chops

Caballo Chops          (accompanied by guitar)   Caballo sat on the bus near me,      Unmoving and self-contained as a cactus. His moustache handlebarred over his lips,      His potbelly pigged out over his nickel belt buckle. Like a Navajo Coyote his heart was hidden deep away      And […]

The Old Man From Highwater

Swann Li I             In the early morning when Father Fan came home, on his back a bamboo tub of newly dug-up peanuts, muddy and wet, the rain was still falling. Shafts of water were beating on the stone slabs in the yard, splashing up into hundreds of fuzzy dandelion blossoms, wetting the feathers of […]

Prize Winners

We’re happy to announce the winners of several awards: Nikki Bazar is this year’s winner of the Florence Engel Randall Prize in Fiction. Caroline Sterne is the recipient of the Paul T. Hurley Prize in poetry for 2009. Shilpi Suneja is the recipient of the Saul Bellow Award for fiction for 2009. And Renee Emerson’s […]

Bits of Good News

I’ve just found out that several of our students have been published, or will be shortly. Maya Sloan, GRS 2007, has published “Christian Living” in Passages North, and a quick Google search tells me she’s got stories forthcoming in Boulevard and Driftwood. (There may be a book on the horizon as well, but let’s hold […]