Monthly Archives: February 2013

A chapbook for Sophie Grimes (Poetry 2011)

We are excited to report that Damask Press is publishing a chapbook by Sophie Summertown Grimes (Poetry 2011). The chapbook, titled “City Structures,” will be released in late spring or early summer, with a release party and reading to be held in Chicago. Damask writes that “Sophie’s poems begin with crossings — spatial, linguistic, intellectual […]

New publication news for Sasenarine Persaud

Previously on the blog we mentioned Sasenarine Persaud (Fiction 2006)’s book of poems, Lantana Strangling Ixora. The book has since received several favorable reviews, including one in the winter issue of Wasafiri (Issue 72 – London).  Another review is available on the publisher’s website. A brief review appeared also appeared in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue […]

Katherine Hollander’s latest published poems

More lovely poems from Katherine Hollander (Poetry 2006)–three of which you can read online! We’re proud to report that some of the work that she did as part of BU Creative Writing’s annual painter/poet project has been published in The Common Online. The project pairs BU poets with BU painters so that they may create […]

New publications for Abriana Jette

Abriana Jette (Poetry 2012) has had a very successful February! Since the month began, her poetry has been accepted by Empirical Magazine, Perceptions Literary Magazine, and Every Day Poets. Her personal essays are forthcoming in The Boiler Journal, dirtCakes, and Elsewhere. Abriana Jette is a poet, essayist, and educator from Brooklyn, New York. Her work is […]

Patricia Park in The Guardian

Patricia Park (Fiction 2009) has just had an op-ed published in The Guardian–on the front page! Her article addresses some of the themes she’s exploring in her novel-in-progress: white collar vs blue collar work, and the stigmas attached to the latter. Click here to read “The case for blue-collar work: College no longer guarantees success.” […]

Tonight at the BU Castle: Terrance Hayes and Ani Gjika

‎Our spring 2013 Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture is at 7:30 tonight at The Castle, 225 Bay State Road, featuring Terrance Hayes and Ani Gjika (Poetry 2010)!

An interview with Jim Gavin in the LA Times

Jim Gavin (Fiction 2011)’s collection of short stories, Middle Men, was released yesterday by Simon & Schuster. On Friday, Jim gave an interview to the Los Angeles Times about the mix of fact and fiction in Middle Men. To read the interview, click here. Jim Gavin’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris […]

Two new poems and an upcoming reading for Tara Skurtu

Tara Skurtu, one of our current poetry students, has two poems that have just been released in Hanging Loose (“Dreamt Dad Died” and “Trenches”). Congratulations, Tara! Tara Skurtu is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poems have also appeared in the Los Angeles Review, Poetry Review, Salamander, Poet Lore, The Los […]

Emma Duffy-Comparone featured in One Story

Emma Duffy-Comparone (Fiction 2012)’s short story “The Zen Thing” is featured in the current issue of One Story. You can read an excerpt from the story and a Q&A with the author here and subscribe to the magazine (“one great short story in the mail every three weeks”) here. Emma also has stories forthcoming in […]

Shubha Sunder’s “The Western Tailor” in Narrative Magazine

More wonderful news: Shubha Sunder (Fiction 2012) has received third place in Narrative’s 30Below contest, and her story “The Western Tailor” has just been published online. (Follow the link to read her story.) Congratulations, Shubha! Shubha Sunder grew up in Bangalore, India. At BU, she won the Robert Fitzgerald Prize and the Shmuel Traum Prize […]