Monthly Archives: March 2014

World Poetry Day

                        Hello all! Today is World Poetry Day, and pretty soon I’m headed to hear some at the Breakwater Reading Series.  So come join us, or at least put a poem in your pocket. Some links from around the web on this sunny Friday: […]

Happy Friday from BU Creative Writing

Hello all! Hope your spring breaks have been lovely.  Despite campus being pretty quiet, we kept busy here in CW preparing for the upcoming Annual Faculty Reading and Global Fellowship voyages.  I also had a chance to go to PoemJazz, Literary Jeopardy/a Steve Almond reading, a Ulysses discussion group, and two live comedy shows. Whew!  […]

PoemJazz in the Boston Globe

Here’s an article about last night’s PoemJazz in the Globe.  I loved what Robert Pinsky was saying about how music, dance, and poetry are really one and the same.  Did you go?  We’d love to hear your thoughts.  Leave a comment below! Thanks to everyone who came and/or helped out at this fantastic event.  (Poster created […]

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. […]

Poetry + Jazz

Join us at the BU Playwright’s Theatre (949 Comm Ave) for a free evening of poetry and jazz! Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 Featuring BU’s very own Robert Pinsky! and Grammy award-winning pianist Laurence Hobgood, saxophonist Stan Strickland, and bassist John Lockwood!

Kelly Morse published in Brevity

Great news for Kelly Morse, whose essay, Saigon, was recently published in Brevity: a Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction. “There’s no room on the sidewalk, never is, no sloped exits. A moat of trash. The man’s breath explodes as he pushes out of potholes, waits for lights amidst the motorbikes; facing forward, his shoulder-blades droop […]