Anthony Wallace is a Senior Lecturer at Boston University, where he co-directs “Arts Now,” a curriculum-based initiative to support the arts at BU. He has published poetry and fiction in Alaska Quarterly Review, CutBank, Atlanta Review, River Styx and the Florida Review among others, and he has fiction forthcoming in Hotel Amerika. His short-story collection The Old Priest was the winner of the 2013 Drue Heinz Literature Prize and was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The Old Priest was selected as a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Award and subsequently long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.
Oct 13 2015
His friend the graduate student, though, now that was another story. Her mother had named her Stanwycke after Barbara Stanwyck, for the role she’d played in Double Indemnity—her mother had whimsically added the final e—and everyone called her Wicky. Fallon called her Wicky, too, but he also called her Stanwycke once in a while, and he thought of her as Stanwycke like the name of a grand old English country house, a house with a name, a house the mere sight of which let you know exactly what you wanted out of life. Fallon wanted Wicky, gap-toothed smile and all.
Apr 16 2015
Miniature Lives of the Saints
Everybody knew her as Gretchen, but that wasn’t her real name. That was just what her brother Tommy called her—had called her one time when they were teenagers—and it had