Monthly Archives: July 2013

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 […]

BU poets featured on Stay Thirsty

Abriana Jetté (Poetry 2012) has written a column titled “Four Emerging Poets to Watch” for Stay Thirsty Media, Inc., featuring four up-and-coming poets, three of whom are graduates of BU’s MFA program. Abriana writes, “The voices highlighted in this column vary in regards to subject, tone, and training, though Caitlin Doyle, Dariel Suarez, and Binh Nguyen […]

Tara Skurtu’s poem about Trayvon Martin in the Huffington Post

Tara Skurtu (Poetry 2013) has written a poem in memory of Trayvon Martin, which has just been published on the Huffington Post. Click here to read her poem online. Tara has also written a firsthand account of the Boston Marathon bombings for the Huffington Post. Tara Skurtu (Poetry 2013)’s poems appear in Poetry Review, Hanging […]

Excellent reviews of Jessica Lott’s novel in the Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune

We’re proud to report that THE REST OF US (Simon & Schuster 2013), the new novel by Jessica Lott (Fiction 2004) has received great reviews in the Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune. Click the links to read the articles! The Rest of Us chronicles an affair between a young student and her older professor. Publishers […]

CITY STRUCTURES by Sophie Grimes

City Structures, the gorgeous new chapbook by Sophie Grimes (Poetry 2011) is available for purchase online. Her publisher, Damask Press, has started a Kickstarter campaign to sell the book. If you visit and pledge $10, you will be emailed a request for your address on around July 24th. The publisher will then mail you […]

Praise for Qais Akbar Omar’s A FORT OF NINE TOWERS

A FORT OF NINE TOWERS (Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2013) by Qais Akbar Omar (Fiction 2014) has received praise from media outlets all over the country since its release in April and was named an Amazon “Best Book of the Month.” We could not be more proud of Qais. Here are just a handful of […]

Jessica Lott’s debut novel

Looking for a literary summer read? Simon & Schuster has just published The Rest of Us, a debut novel by Jessica Lott (Fiction 2004). Congratulations, Jessica! The Rest of Us chronicles an affair between a young student and her older professor. Publishers Weekly has praised the book as “a finely wrought story, insightfully detailing the […]

Emma Duffy-Comparone in The Mississippi Review and more

We’re proud to report that Emma Duffy-Comparone (Fiction 2012) has been invited to the MacDowell Colony and will be a scholar at the Sewanee and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences.  Emma also has a story out in the current issue of The Mississippi Review. To buy a copy of MR 41/1&2, please click here. Emma has […]

Luisa Caycedo-Kimura in Crack the Spine

More good poetry news to catch up on! Luisa Caycedo-Kimura (Poetry 2013) has just had a poem, “Lemons and Peppers,” published in issue 69 of Crack the Spine. Congratulations, Luisa! Luisa Caycedo-Kimura is a 2013 Robert Pinsky Global Fellow in Poetry and will travel to Spain this fall. Luisa was born in Colombia and grew […]

Tara Skurtu: three new poems and a prize

Congratulations to Tara Skurtu, who has continued her publishing blitz with three more poems! Two of her poems (“Catechism” and “Skurtu, Romania”) have been published in the 20th anniversary issue (Part 2) of Salamander. And “Kazoo” is in the newly released issue of The Dalhousie Review. Tara has also recently been awarded the BU Class […]