“Look for beauty and grace even in the challenging material, whenever possible.” —Kenji C. Liu, author of Monsters I Have Been
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
Richard Blanco’s new book, How to Love a Country, questions the very makeup of the American narrative, and ultimately asks what it means to be American.
A Houston artist turns outdated manuals, phone books, and encyclopedias into visually striking sculptures.
The Kansas City, Missouri–based independent press approaches its fiftieth anniversary with plans to launch a chapbook competition in 2020.
A fiction writer discusses five journals that published work from her debut story collection, Sabrina & Corina.
A roundup of four new anthologies, including the third volume of the BreakBeat Poets series, Halal If You Hear Me, edited by Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including The Tradition by Jericho Brown and Orange World by Karen Russell.
Funded by novelist Charles Frazier, the Cold Mountain series will highlight new literary fiction from the South.
A pair of English singer-songwriters perform literature-inspired music in bookstores across the United States.
Poet and memoirist Meghan O’Rourke, the incoming editor of the Yale Review, discusses her approach to editing, her plans for the journal, and the trends she’s most excited about.
The industry’s best and brightest agents respond directly to readers’ questions in this regular column dating back to 2010.
This collection of case studies in self-publishing offers independent authors advice, warnings, encouragement, and inspiration.
Poets House in New York City launches an interactive digital exhibition of their chapbook collection.
The online storytelling community expands to print with the launch of Wattpad Books.
A historical novelist discusses her experiences in self-publishing; an editor and publicist weigh in.
A literary agent answers questions from writers about genre, age, costs, and client lists.
“If what you’re writing begins to scare you, don’t stop—it’s about to get real good.” —Gala Mukomolova, author of Without Protection
After the death of Donald Hall, on June 23, 2018, a poet says goodbye to his mentor and friend.
The search is underway for the next executive director of the Cave Canem Foundation.
A best-selling author offers some light-hearted tips for authors crafting those obligatory pages at the front and back of their books.
“There’s a lot of mystery in my writing process, and I have the suspicion that I’m doing all the steps out of order.” —Emily Skaja, author of Brute
“My best work, regardless of genre, often happens in one big burst.” —Namwali Serpell
“It’d be nice if the American literary community’s obsession with signal-boosting the optics of diversity were solidified into a tangible, fiscally remunerative reality for minority writers.” —Bryan Washington
“I’d love the community of contemporary writers to read each other with the freedom and rigor (vigor) we bring to hearing the music we love the most.” —Ed Pavlić
“A good portion of Gingerbread was written sitting on the floor, in a chair with no legs but excellent back support.” —Helen Oyeyemi, author of Gingerbread