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Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
The live storytelling scene, commonly known as Live Lit, has taken off in Chicago, often boasting more than fifty shows a month in the Windy City.
Poet Robert Polito brings his years of experience in New York City's writing community to Chicago, where he succeeds John Barr as the president of the Poetry Foundation.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Midwestern Gothic, a Chicago–based micro press dedicated to publishing new writing by Midwestern writers.
Plans are under way by the American Writers Museum Foundation to develop the first national museum dedicated entirely to the history and influence of American literature.
As literature concerned with today’s often-grim realities gains new prominence, a handful of literary organizations are highlighting the connection between poetry and politics and strengthening the network of socially conscious writers.
Online Only, posted 7.18.11
Zach Dodson, cofounder of Featherproof Books, an independent publisher of fiction based in Chicago, takes us on a down and dirty tour of some of Chicago's most popular reading venues, with a few stopovers along the way.
Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue’s MagNet features the jubilat, the Yale Review, River Styx, Kugelmass, the Drum, and Knee-Jerk.
Portraits of Henry Miller “as a demon” and Guillaume Apollinaire, two of the thirty pieces featured in Beyond the Words: Author Portraits by Carl Köhler, currently on exhibit at the University of Chicago’s Joseph Regenstein Library.
In the third installment of our series Inside Indie Bookstores, contributor Jeremiah Chamberlin travels to Chicago to talk with Linda Bubon and Ann Christophersen, co-owners of Women & Children First.
Online Only, posted 2.11.08
The author of four poetry collections talks about his obsession with the unknown and the poem as a descendent of God.