Monthly Archives: March 2013

New publications for Janet Ruth Young

We are pleased to report that Janet Ruth Young (Fiction 1987) published two young adult novels with Atheneum Books for Young Readers, a division of Simon & Schuster, in November of 2012. My Beautiful Failure tells the story of a teen boy who volunteers at a suicide hotline and falls in love with a troubled […]

The Best of the Best American Poetry Reading

Please join us Thursday, April 4 at 6:00PM in the Metcalf Ballroom of the George Sherman Union at BU for a reading hosted by Robert Pinksy in celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Best of the Best American Poetry, edited by David Lehman and with a foreword by Pinsky. The George Sherman Union is […]

Micah Nathan selected for 2013 Best American Mystery Stories

Congratulations to Micah Nathan (Fiction 2010), whose short story QUARRY (written in Leslie Epstein’s class) has been selected for the 2013 Best American Mystery Stories. The collection will be released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt this fall. Micah Nathan has written several novels, some ignored, most well-received. His short stories have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, […]

Join us for our Annual Faculty Reading on March 26

It’s that time of year again: Robert Pinsky, Leslie Epstein, Louise Glück, Ha Jin, Dan Chiasson, Sigrid Nunez, and Soo Yeon Hong will read their work together in Photonics 206 at 7pm on March 26, 2013. The event is free and open to the public. Mark your calendars!

Caitlin Doyle featured by the Emerging Poet Interview Series

Caitlin Doyle (Poetry 2008) is currently the featured poet for the “Identity Theory” Emerging Poet Interview Series. During the interview, she offers brilliant insights about a range of topics including: her writing process, class issues in the literary world, her background in film, the relationship between cinema and poetry, and her experience teaching poetry and […]

Laura Marris and Megan Fernandes in H.O.W. Journal

H.O.W. Journal has published two poems apiece by current MFA student Laura Marris (Poetry 2013) and recent alumna Megan Fernandes (Poetry 2012), all of which are available to read online. Read Laura’s poems, “The Telling” and “Pinon,” here. Read Meg’s poems, “Spectral” and “South Philly,” here. Congratulations, ladies!

Cara Bayles named a finalist in the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Contest

“Ostrita,” a story by our current MFA in Fiction student Cara Bayles, has been named one of eight finalists in the 5th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Contest. For 25 years, the Tennessee Williams Festival has celebrated the rich literary history of New Orleans. This year’s fiction contest was  judged by the Pulitzer […]

Tara Skurtu (Poetry 2013) in Orbis Quarterly International Literary Journal

More publications for Tara Skurtu! “Casualty” and “Pomegranate” both appear in the current issue of the UK’s Orbis Quarterly International Literary Journal, Issue #162. You can order a copy of the magazine here and find them on Facebook here. Tara Skurtu is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poems appear in […]