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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 […]

Luisa Caycedo-Kimura to be published in Jelly Bucket

Wonderful news for Luisa Caycedo-Kimura (Poetry 2013): Jelly Bucket has accepted three of her poems for publication. “Black-eyed Susans,” “Recuerdos del Tolima,” and “Paso Doble a la Muerte” will all appear in their 2014 issue. Congratulations, Luisa! Luisa Caycedo-Kimura spent two moths in Spain this past fall as a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow. She was […]

Emma Duffy-Comparone awarded an Elizabeth George Foundation grant

Emma Duffy-Comparone (Fiction 2012) has won a $15K grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation for the completion of her collection.  The Elizabeth George Foundation makes one-time artistic grants to unpublished fiction writers, poets, and emerging playwrights to enable them to live and work for a period of time as a writer. Congratulations, Emma! Emma Duffy-Comparone’s […]

Emma Duffy-Comparone published in Ploughshares, the Cincinnati Review, and The Sun

More wonderful stories by Emma Duffy-Comparone (Fiction 2012) are now in print! Her story “The Blue Bowl” has been published in the Winter 2013-2014 issue of Ploughshares; “Crossing the Sagamore” is in the Cincinnati Review; and “Marvel Sands” currently appears in The Sun. Congratulations, Emma! Emma Duffy-Comparone’s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, […]