Monthly Archives: February 2011

Goody Two-Shoes by William Oppenheimer available on Kindle

William Oppenheimer (Class of 1991) has a new book of stories out, Goody Tw0-Shoes, which is now available as a Kindle e-book. The collection looks back on the tensions between a pair of twins growing up in New Jersey during the 1970s. It features the title story, described by Esquire as “a pleasure to read” […]

Patricia Park in the New York Times

Please enjoy this hilarious article on The New York Times online, written by our alumna Patricia Park (Fiction 2009) about the dearth of available men in New York City. Ain’t it the truth, Patty. Her story makes a great e-mail gift to anyone who might be feeling a little grumpy about today’s, er, holiday. […]

Jill Maio nominated for Pushcart Prize

We’d like to congratulate our own Jill Maio (Fiction 2009), whose story “Tallying” has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize by the Los Angeles Review. The LAR describes “Tallying,” which appeared in their Fall 2010 Issue 8, as “one of those haunting and courageous stories, painful yet somehow humorous at times.” Congratulations, Jill!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Two Valentine’s Day poems, selected by Robert Pinsky: one pure, the other impure.

BU Faculty and Alumni named MassBooks of the Year: Poetry

Each year the Massachusetts Book Awards recognize the best writers in this vibrant literary state by naming winners and a list of “Recommended Readings” in four genres — fiction, nonfiction, poetry & children’s/young adult literature. This year, The Unpredictability of Light (Word Press), a collection of poems by Boston University Creative Writing alumna Marguerite Bouvard […]

Sophie Grimes in 491 Magazine

Sophie Grimes, one of our current Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing students (Poetry, 2011), has been published in 491, a new literary journal from publisher Caitlyn Paley. Issue 3 of 491, which contains Sophie’s poem “Frankenstein’s Monster,” can be purchased from MagCloud.

Robert Pinsky in LA

Robert Pinsky, BU poetry professor and former U.S. Poet Laureate, will give three performances in LA next week with the great Bobby Bradford and his Mo’tet: Wednesday 2/9 at the Oakwood School, Thursday 2/10 at the Armand Hammer Museum, Friday noon at The Century in Century City.

236, and spring, are coming.

Attention alumni! We’re excited to announce that we’re giving our online literary journal, 236, a facelift and are accepting submissions. You can find the details here. Please send your fiction, plays, poetry, essays, and reviews by March 15. We look forward to reading them!