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Anthony Wallace’s novel named finalist for PEN/Hemingway Award

Fantastic news for Anthony (Tony) Wallace, whose novel The Old Priest has been named a finalist for the 2014 PEN/ Hemingway Award!  What a great honor.  We at Creative Writing are proud and impressed! Tony in The Times. As a finalist, Tony will attend the awards ceremony at the Kennedy Library on April 6 and also get a […]

World Poetry Day

                        Hello all! Today is World Poetry Day, and pretty soon I’m headed to hear some at the Breakwater Reading Series.  So come join us, or at least put a poem in your pocket. Some links from around the web on this sunny Friday: […]

PoemJazz in the Boston Globe

Here‘s an article about last night’s PoemJazz in the Globe.  I loved what Robert Pinsky was saying about how music, dance, and poetry are really one and the same.  Did you go?  We’d love to hear your thoughts.  Leave a comment below! Thanks to everyone who came and/or helped out at this fantastic event.  (Poster created […]

Qais Akbar Omar published in the New York Times

Exciting news for Qais Akbar Omar, one of our current students in the MFA fiction program!  Qais’ Op-Ed, “A Call From My Friend in Afghanistan,” has been published in the New York Times. Congratulations, Qais!  Read the article here. Qais Akbar Omar is the author of the internationally acclaimed memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers, […]

The Friday Short List: Event Edition

              Happy birthday, Elizabeth Moon! We have big news at 236 Bay State this week: All of our current fiction writers and poets received a Global Fellowship this year!  They can travel and write anywhere they desire in 2014.  Congratulations, all!  You can read more about that program here. […]

The Friday Short List

Happy Birthday, Colum McCann!               Hello all!  It’s been another happily busy week at 236 Bay State.  We’re getting ready for the Annual Faculty Reading, and the deadline for applying to our intense and thrilling MFA program is tomorrow, so hurry, hurry, and best of luck!  Here are some […]

Tara Skurtu’s Latest Publications

Terrific news for Tara Skurtu, whose poems have recently appeared in DMQ Review, The Los Angeles Review, and Poetry Storehouse! Congratulations, Tara! Tara Skurtu is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Boston University, a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow, and a recipient of a 2013 Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poems have been translated into Romanian, […]

Laura Marris Published in DMQ Review

Laura Marris’ poem, “Still Life,” was recently published in the Winter 2014 issue of DMQ Review.  Last fall, Laura traveled to Brittany, France on a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, where she translated poetry by Paol Keineg. Congratulations, Laura! Laura Marris holds an MFA from Boston University. She is a winner of the Daniel Varoujan Prize from […]

The Friday Short List

“Some stories you use up. Others use you up.”         Happy Birthday, Chuck Palahniuk! Some links to start off your weekend with wild and whirling words: BU poet Tara Skurtu published in DMQ Review! BU poet Laura Marris published in DMQ Review, too! On Wednesday, Jhumpa Lahiri and Daphne Kalotay had a […]

An essay by Lisa Hiton in Hayden’s Ferry Review

“Picnic,” a poem by Lisa Hiton (Poetry 2011) has been featured in Hayden’s Ferry Review along with a Contributor Spotlight and essay by the author. Lisa writes that the poem was inspired by her time with mentor Carolyn Forché in Thessaloniki and the island, Thassos, in Greece: “Spending time in the plaza where the Jews […]