Literary Links


A young Sharon Olds.

We’ve had a fantastic and busy week here at BU Creative Writing.  The Writers at the Black Box reading was on Tuesday, which featured fiction MFA Caroline De Lacvivier and poetry MFA Jess Stokes, as well as fiction alum Dariel Suarez.  Last night, we got to hear Sharon Olds and Renee Emerson read at the Robert Lowell Memorial Poetry Reading: such a treat!  Both poets were so warm and engaging, and have “kindred imaginations,” as Robert Pinsky puts it–both of them read from work that was intimate and lyrical and deeply personal.

Tonight, we’re headed to the Breakwater Reading Series at 7.  Come hear some new work by students from Boston’s MFA programs!

Here are some literary links to start out your weekend:

A breathtaking poem by Renee Emerson, the first one she read to us yesterday evening.


Renee Emerson

Literary comics.

David Sedaris reads Miranda July.

Cheeses and their literary counterparts.

Two poems by Sharon Olds, one looking back and one looking forward.

Louise Glück just won the National Book Award for poetry!

An interview with Ha Jin about his new novel, A Map of Betrayal.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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