Breakwater Reading: October Edition

2981353872_d01b98719c_bFall has arrived! And so has another Breakwater.  Join us Friday, October 7, at 7 pm in the basement of the Brookline Booksmith for the first Breakwater Reading of the school year. Listen to the wonderful fiction and poetry of MFA students from Boston University, Emerson, and UMass Boston.

Here are the readers!


Bob Sykora is a third year MFA candidate in poetry at UMass Boston and the Editor-in-Chief of Breakwater Review. His first chapbook I Was Talking About Love–You Are Talking About Geography was a winner of the 2016 Nostrovia! Press chapbook contest. He can be found at


Dan Grover is currently a poetry student at the BU MFA program from the great state of Maine. His poems have appeared in some places too small for mention, except one, and he’s probably too embarrassed to tell you about it anyway. He enjoys pulpy fiction novels, writing about himself in the third person, and long walks on the beach, and he hopes you’ll forgive his reading enough to come back again and/or stick around for the rest of the readers.


Danya Bush is third year MFA candidate in fiction at UMass Boston and currently lives in rural Oregon. She has won no awards and has published nothing.


Jaime Zuckerman lives and writes in the Boston area where she is a current MFA candidate at Emerson College. She is the author of Alone in this Together (Dancing Girl Press, 2016). Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in Ampersand, NAP, Fruita Pulp, Ghost Ocean, Paper Nautilus and other journals. She is the assistant poetry editor for Redivider and art director for Sixth Finch. 


Jowhor Ile was born in Nigeria, has lived in London mostly and recently moved to Boston. His fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly and Litro Magazine. His debut novel ‘And After Many Days’ was published in February 2016 by Penguin Random House


Simon Jimenez is an MFA candidate at Emerson College. You can find his work nowhere. This is his first reading. Feel free to hit on him at Osaka afterwards.

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