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Michelle Sterling: two residencies, two publications

Michelle Sterling (Fiction 2010) is poised to have a productive year of writing. She is currently a writing resident at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; next, she will be a 2013-2014 Literature Fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. Michelle has a creative nonfiction essay, “Go Out as Clear,” published in the […]

“Doyle & The Ersatz Life” – Essay about Caitlin Doyle’s Poetry

Caitlin Doyle (Poetry 2008) continues to garner accolades as an emerging poet. Her work has recently been the subject of an essay entitled “Doyle & The Ersatz Life,” written by the poet and critic Michelle Lewis. In her examination of Caitlin’s poetry, Lewis writes: “Much has been made of her work with rhyme and wordplay, […]

Sasenarine Persaud short-listed for Guyana Prize for Literature

Lantana Strangling Ixora, a book of poems by Sasenarine Persaud, has just been shortlisted for the Guyana Prize for Literature for best book of poetry. The winner will be announced later this month. Best of luck and congratulations, Sase! Sasenarine Persaud is a Tampa-based essayist, novelist, poet and short story writer, who originated the term […]

Lisa Hiton published in The Cortland Review

Lisa Hiton (Poetry 2011)’s poem “Compression Wood” has been published in The Cortland Review. You can read the poem here as well as listen to Lisa read it aloud. Congratulations, Lisa! Lisa Hiton received her MFA in poetry from Boston University in 2011. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, […]

J. Kevin Shushtari published in Narrative Magazine

A novel excerpt by J. Kevin Shushtari (Fiction 2010) is currently featured as Narrative Magazine’s Story of the Week.  Subscribers to Narrative can read “Marriage Contract” online here. J. Kevin Shushtari is a practicing physician who received an MD from Dartmouth Medical School before studying at BU.  Meridian, the Semi-Annual from the University of Virginia, […]

Read three Mimi Lipson stories online

It’s been a productive summer for Mimi Lipson (Fiction 2012). Her story “The Cloud of Unknowing” was published in the summer issue of BOMB; “Moscow 1968″ appeared in the summer issue of Witness; and her story “Mothra” was published in the April issue of The Brooklyn Rail. Full-text versions of all three of those stories […]

New publications for Sasenarine Persaud

Sasenarine Persaud (Fiction 2006) has just had a story, “After God a Customs Officer,” and four poems (“Library Assistant”, “Remembrances”, “Letters” and “Leaves”) published in the Spring issue of South Asian Ensemble (Canada)–all previously unpublished work. Congratulations, Sase! Sasenarine Persaud is a Tampa-based essayist, novelist, poet and short story writer, who originated the term Yogic […]

Dariel Suarez publication news

We are pleased to announce that Dariel Suarez (Fiction 2012) has had two stories published recently. “Sweet Saltwater” appeared in Necessary Fiction, and “Beets” was published in The Baltimore Review. He is also a new fiction co-editor at Blood Lotus Journal and one of the founding editors of Middle Gray Magazine. Dariel Suarez is a […]

Two events at Gallery 263, featuring BU grads

Megan Fernandes (Poetry 2012) and Juney Rockefeller, an Emerson graduate, have won a 2013 Cambridge Arts Council grant for their art installation project, Dollhouse Poetry. The opening reception for their project will take place tonight, Thursday, August 1st from 7-9pm at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA. There will also be a poetry reading in honor […]

Critical responses to A FORT OF NINE TOWERS

A Fort of Nine Towers by Qais Akbar Omar (Fiction 2014) has been collecting rave reviews ever since its release in April 2013 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. The following is a sampling of the critics’ responses to this wonderful book: “If you read only one book this summer, make it this one.” Oprah “Beautifully […]