Category: Interviews

Dammy Aderibigbe interviewed in Prairie Schooner

We’re excited to share this interview with D.M. “Dammy” Aderibigbe (Poetry ’16), which appeared in Prairie Schooner this week!  Dammy recently published his chapbook, In Praise of Our Absent Father, and it was selected for the APBF New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series. From the interview: “…I had left my Nigeria and been to Morocco, Mexico, Barbados and of […]

Caitlin Doyle Featured on the PBS NewsHour Poetry Series

We’re pleased to share that Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) has been featured on the PBS NewsHour Poetry Series!  PBS spoke with Caitlin about how she started writing, her thoughts on form and sound in poetry, and the history of the bikini. The feature highlights her poem “A Brief History of the Bikini” and includes a recording of […]

Caitlin Doyle interviewed by the MFA Project

BU MFA alumna Caitlin Doyle (Poetry ’08) was recently interviewed by the MFA Project, and we’re pleased to be sharing a link to it here! Since graduating from the MFA program as the George Starbuck Fellow in Poetry, Caitlin has continued to receive accolades as an up-and-coming poet. In this interview, she offers memorable insights on studying with […]

Abriana Jette in Conversation with Robert Pinsky

Check out this wonderful conversation with Robert Pinsky in Stay Thirsty magazine!  It’s filled with nuggets of wisdom on a slew of things — from Dante to music to making meaning — all prompted by insightful questions from Abriana Jetté  (Poetry 2012).  From the interview: “It’s the sound of meaning that I crave and concentrate on: Frost talks […]

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 […]

Sasenarine Persaud featured on the BBC

Whoa! We’re thrilled to learn that one of our alums, Sasenarine Persaud (Fiction ’06), was featured on the BBC!  Click here to listen to a short reading and interview. In addition, Sase’s poem, “Georgetown,” will be distributed on postcards during the Commonwealth Games. Congratulations, Sase! Sasenarine Persaud is the author of twelve books of fiction […]

Qais Akbar Omar interviewed by The Economist

Qais Akbar Omar (Fiction, 2015) is interviewed today at The Economist’s Prospero literary blog. From the interview: WHEN the Taliban were forced out of Kabul in 2001, life began once again for Qais Akbar Omar. He helped rebuild the family carpet business, became an interpreter for the United Nations, worked on a Dari-language production of […]