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Camilla Lee Wins Two Awards from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Camilla Lee (Fiction ’17) has won awards for her stories “Koi” and “Green” (which has since been published in Rip Rap) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is currently a PhD candidate in the English department. Her work was awarded both the UWM Creative Writing Faculty Legacy Award in Fiction and the Wladyslaw Cieszynski Prize. […]

James Brookes Delivering Lecture Tonight

Tonight at 6:30PM, the poet James Brookes (Poetry ’21) will join us (via Zoom webinar) for a discussion of versification and free verse poetry. James will begin by lecturing on the subject but will then take questions from the audience. James Brookes is  a poet from rural Sussex, England. A graduate of the University of […]

Tara Skurtu Publishes New Poem in The Puritan

Poetry alum Tara Skurtu (Poetry ’13) has published a new piece in The Puritan! The poem, entitled “Offering Street,” forces the reader to question what it means to be defined by an act and what it means to complete an act without being defined by it. The piece will be featured in her upcoming collection, Faith […]

The Creative Writing Department’s Summer Class Offerings Are Here!

                                It’s that time of year again — summer course listings have gone live! We have plenty of fantastic courses to offer — including a completely new, interdisciplinary class — and this summer is the perfect time to join us […]

Classmates Receive Grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation

Yu-Mei Balasingamchow and Pritha Bhattacharyya were classmates in Boston University’s MFA Fiction class of 2019. In January, both of them were awarded creative writing grants by the Elizabeth George Foundation. The Creative Department was thrilled to hear of this news, and department administrator Annaka Saari conducted a short email interview with Yu-Mei and Pritha after learning […]

Weike Wang to be Next Speaker in Ha Jin Visiting Lecturer Series

The Boston University Creative Writing department is so excited to welcome Weike Wang (Fiction ’15) as the next speaker in The Ha Jin Visiting Lecturer Series. Weike will join us via Zoom at 7:00PM on Thursday, 03 March. She will read from her new novel Joan is Okay, which was released by Random House in January, […]

John Rosengren’s Tenth Book to Come Out in March

John Rosengren (MA ’94)’s tenth book Classic Baseball: Timeless Tales, Immortal Moments will be released by Rowman & Littlefield in March. The book is a collection of articles written by Rosengren — some of which originally appeared in Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, VICE Sports, and other outlets — that explores stories surrounding legends such as Ty Cobb and […]

Eleanor Goodman Receives NEA Fellowship

Eleanor Goodman (Poetry ’03) has been named a 2022 Translation Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts! The fellowship has been awarded in support of her translation of Chinese writer Zang Di’s poetry collection Elegies for My Son. Di has dedicated himself to writing one poem a day for decades, and the poems in Elegies […]

Daniel Hardisty’s Collection Wins East Anglian Book Award

Daniel Hardisty (Poetry ’18)’s collection Rose with Harm has been named the winner of the poetry category in the East Anglian Book Awards! The book was published by Salt in late 2020, and was also shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre First Collection Prize 2021. Gail Mazur has called the book “A really beautiful and mature […]

Neshat Khan Earns Pushcart Mention

BU alum Neshat Khan (Fiction ’17) has a lot of good news to share! Her story, “Gifted,” which was named finalist in Mississippi Review’s Fiction Contest (and was published in last year’s summer issue), received a Special Mention in the most recent Pushcart Anthology. Additionally, Neshat’s story “Moonspotting” was recently named a finalist for New […]