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Antonio Elefano featured in list of great short stories

Very cool news for Antonio Elefano, whose short story, “Italy,” was recently featured in a sweet Buzzfeed list: 29 Short Stories You Need To Read In Your Twenties!  Antonio’s story made it onto the same list as Joyce, Flannery O’Connor, Borges, Hemingway, and Vonnegut, as well as other greats.  Impressive, although we’d expect no less […]

Translation by Laura Marris in the Brooklyn Rail

More exciting news for BU poetry alumni: Laura Marris’ (poetry ’13) translation of “Abalamour: Because or Down with Love” by Paol Keineg has been published in the Brooklyn Rail! And what’s more, Paol Keineg’s translation of one of Laura’s poems, “Ransom,” has just been published in Secousse. Last fall, Laura traveled to Brittany, France to work […]

Literary Links

Hi guys!  The first summer session here at BU is wrapping up, and some of our Global Fellows will be heading off to faraway places very soon.  You can follow their adventures here.  I’ll be adding more to that link as the blogs come in.  Be sure to check out Qais’ blurb about his Mark […]

Literary Links

  “Words want to find chimes with each other, things want to connect.”   –Paul Muldoon         Today is the birthday of Irish poet Paul Muldoon, who was actually on campus for the Lowell Memorial Poetry Reading not long ago.  Here’s a poem by him that I like.  Doesn’t he look badass […]

Literary Links

“It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.” –from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Hello, all!  Hope you guys had a good week.  Mine has been filled with writing and lots of social events (because […]

Happy Friday from BU Creative Writing

“We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.” –Louise Erdrich   Hello, all!  Tomorrow is the birthday of Louise Erdrich.  She will be 60.  Here’s a recent story by her. Oh, no! Apparently, exclamation marks are unstoppable! Great […]

Summer Reading, Part 1

“When I remember that dizzy summer, that dull, stupid, lovely, dire summer, it seems that in those days I ate my lunches, smelled another’s skin, noticed a shade of yellow, even simply sat, with greater lust and hopefulness–and that I lusted with greater faith, hoped with greater abandon. The people I loved were celebrities, surrounded […]

Happy birthday, Adrienne Rich! and literary links

                            “A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill, what and when to burn, or even how to theorize. It reminds you… where and when and how you are living and might live, it is a wick of […]

J.M. Barrie’s birthday, and literary links

Hello, all!  Today is the birthday of J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan (which was one of my favorite books growing up, as it happens) and The Little White Bird and a play called The Admiral Crichton (and many other works, but I’ll leave it at that for now). I’ve recently started trying to write every day before I get […]

Luisa Caycedo-Kimura receives John K. Walsh Residency Fellowship

We’re so happy to learn that Luisa Caycedo-Kimura, a poet from the 2012-2013 class, has recently been chosen to be the 2014 John K. Walsh Residency Fellow!  She’ll receive a one-month artist residency at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota, as well as a travel stipend. About her path as a writer, Luisa says, […]