Creative Writing Program Director Karl Kirchwey featured in BU Today


Karl Kirchwey teaching poetry MFA candidates in the historic room 222.

We’re excited to see this article about Karl Kirchwey in BU Today!  In addition to being the director of the Creative Writing Program, Karl is an award-winning poet, scholar, translator, arts curator, and teacher of poetry.  His work inquires deeply into a vast array of disparate subjects, including physics, biology, Roman history, religion, and mythology–to name just a few.  On Karl, Robert Pinsky says, “In a period when some American poets have been concerned either with the problematic nature of language on one side, or the nuances of individual psychology on the other, the presence of historical reality in Kirchwey’s work is to be honored.”

We’re grateful to have Karl as both our program director and professor of one of the graduate-level poetry workshops.  On teaching, Karl says, “For me, the opportunity to talk about poems in the company of other people who care about poetry is huge—it’s a huge privilege and an opportunity.”

Read the full article here.

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