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Leanne Hoppe published by Driftwood Press

Leanne Hoppe (poetry ’14) has had a poem published in Driftwood Press.  Hurrah! The poem, inspired by the film El Topo, is called “Western,” and is followed by a brief interview.  Leanne says, “When something happens that I think about for a long time, I like to try and write it.” By the way, be sure to […]

Literary Links

Happy Friday from BU Creative Writing! Here are some literary links for your weekend: This week was the kickoff of Robert Pinsky’s Art of Poetry MOOC, and we’re excited that it now has over 15,000 students. Be sure to check out our current Global Fellows’ blogs. Leslie Epstein’s Pinto and Sons–eleven years in the making–is now available […]

236 Call for Submissions

Dear BU Creative Writing Alumni, We plan to release a new issue of 236, the MFA alumni journal, in December! 236 is looking for: 1. Fiction and poetry from alumni of the BU Creative Writing program.  Please send up to 2 pieces of prose and/or up to 5 poems.  Previously published work is fine. 2. Essays on […]

Tara Skurtu’s upcoming readings

Globe-trotting poet Tara Skurtu (poetry ’13) will be reading at an international poetry festival in Transylvania this coming weekend!  (Sibiu, Romania)  The festival includes twenty-three poets from thirteen countries (three continents).   Tara also read at RoHAM Bar in Budapest on the 15th and taught a workshop at the University of Szeged on the 16th through the Department […]

Madelyn Rosenberg’s recent publications

It’s been a productive year for Madelyn Rosenberg (fiction ’02), who has recently had three books published!  Dream Boy, a young adult novel that Rosenburg co-authored with one of her good friends, was released on July 1.  How to Behave at a Tea Party, illustrated by Heather Ross, came out last Tuesday, and Nanny X, […]

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 […]