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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 […]

The Ha Jin Visiting Lecturer Series Presents: Lisa Taddeo

Boston University’s Program in Creative Writing is thrilled to announce that Lisa Taddeo (Fiction ’17) will be the featured reader for this fall’s installation of The Ha Jin Visiting Lecturer Series, which will take place on November 17 at 7:00 PM. Lisa will be reading from her debut novel, Animal, and will then participate in a […]

Lisa Hiton’s Book Reviewed by Meg Fernandes

The first review of Lisa Hiton (Poetry ’11)’s debut collection Afterfeast, has arrived! The book was reviewed in Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation’s portal for poetry-related news. The reviewer, Boston University alum Meg Fernandes (Poetry ’12), said of the book: “Lisa Hiton’s Afterfeast explores Mediterranean superstition, the spiritual complexities of Judaism, and the undersung erotics of lesbian intimacy with […]

Stories by Carolynn Mireault Published and Forthcoming

Carolynn Mireault (Fiction ’22) has been on a hot streak. This summer, Carolynn has published her stories in The South Shore Review (“Grief Bacon“), Across the Margin (“Blessing the Whammies“), FEED (“Joy of the World at Night” and “Here it Happens”), and Misery Tourism (“Unhappy Woman“). In addition to these stories, Carolynn also has pieces forthcoming in Louisiana Literature, BULL, The Westchester Review, […]

A.J. Odasso publishes third book, The Sting of It

                We’re very happy to announce that A.J. Odasso’s (Poetry ’16) third collection, The Sting of It, is forthcoming in 2019!  It will be published by Tolsun Books, and is an expanded version of A.J.’s BU M.F.A. poetry thesis. The manuscript was shortlisted for the Sexton Prize in July of 2017 […]

Nell Stevens at the Brookline Booksmith

Nell Stevens (Fiction ’13) will be reading from her latest book, The Victorian and the Romantic, at the Brookline Booksmith next Tuesday (8/7) at 7 pm!  All are welcome.  A historical memoir, this unique  book weaves two love stories together across time.  Chapters alternate between Elizabeth Gaskell’s romance with the American critic Charles Eliot Norton and Nell’s own relationship with Max, […]

Jason Villemez’s recent publications

We’re so proud of former journalist Jason Villemez (Fiction ’16), who has recently published several pieces!  The story “Position,” which Jason workshopped with Jennifer Haigh and his BU fiction classmates, has been published in Foglifter, a San Francisco lit journal.  Foglifter is a new journal that publishes only LGBT work.  They also published an essay that Jason wrote about his […]

Jacob Strautmann Awarded MCC Fellowship

Jacob Strautmann (Poetry ’00) has been awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Artistic Fellowship!  The MCC committee reviewed poems from his forthcoming book The Land of the Dead is Open for Business (Four Way Books, Spring 2020!). Visit Jake’s MCC Artist Fellowship Page here.  To read more about the fellowship, click here. Finalists of the MCC Fellowships include alumni Kirun Kapur (also Poetry ’00) […]