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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, […]

Sarah Huener Published in Four Way Review

It is time, you said, then extended your hands, the rabbit unfolding slowly from your chest, trembling. Bravo to BU poet Sarah Huener, whose poem, “The Rabbit,” was published in Four Way Review‘s spring issue.  Congratulations, Sarah! Sarah Huener is a poet and musician from North Carolina. She studied poetry at UNC Chapel Hill, and […]

Laura Marris published in Meridian

  Laura Marris, a lecturer in poetry at BU, has recently published a review-essay in Meridian on Frank Bidart and his book Metaphysical Dog. From the essay: “The greater the distance between the artist and the illusion he or she wishes to create, the more poignant the desire to make art. Much of Frank Bidart’s work engages with […]

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, […]