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Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.

Craft Capsule: Visual Prompts

by
Christina Baker Kline
3.21.17

A novelist explores the finer points of writing fiction in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: the beauty of the bulletin board.

Craft Capsule: Making Conversation

by
Christina Baker Kline
3.14.17

A novelist explores the finer points of writing fiction in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: the art of writing dialogue, and Richard Price’s Lush Life.

Craft Capsule: Deny the Accident

by
Christina Baker Kline
3.7.17

A novelist explores the finer points of writing fiction in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: learning to trust your impulses, and Jackson Pollock’s “accidental” splatterings.

Craft Capsule: Good Sense

by
Christina Baker Kline
2.28.17

A novelist explores the finer points of writing fiction in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: the problem of beginning, and Gustave Flaubert’s rotten apples.

Small Press Points: Sibling Rivalry Press

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Little Rock, Arkansas–based Sibling Rivalry Press, which has sought to provide “a stage and a microphone for anyone who is ‘other’” through the publication of poetry collections, chapbooks, and journals for LGBTQIA writers since its inception in 2010.

The Poetry Coalition Takes Flight

by
Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum
2.15.17

Twenty poetry organizations from across the United States have joined forces to enhance the visibility of poetry and its growing popularity and cultural impact, beginning with a monthlong, nationwide suite of programs investigating the relationship between poetry and migration called “Because We Come From Everything.”

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Singapore Unbound

by
Melynda Fuller
2.15.17

Launched in February, the New York–based organization Singapore Unbound supports Singaporean writing and cross-cultural literary exchange through a reading series, an annual literary festival, and a book review blog committed to promoting independent publishers and writers of Singaporean heritage from around the world.

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Afaa Michael Weaver’s Spirit Boxing, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees, and Patricia Smith’s Incendiary Art, for a glimpse into the worlds of these new and noteworthy titles.

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Literary MagNet

by
Dana Isokawa
12.14.16

Literary MagNet highlights an author alongside the journals that have published that author’s work. This issue’s MagNet features Aaron Gilbreath, who takes us through five journals that first published essays appearing in his debut essay collection, Everything We Don’t Know (Curbside Splendor).

Sharing Louisville’s Untold Stories

by
Adrienne Raphel
12.14.16

The Louisville Story Program, a nonprofit dedicated to publishing unheard voices in Louisville, Kentucky, focuses on book projects in which community members tell their stories. Their latest project, We Can Hear You Just Fine: Clarifications From the Kentucky School for the Blind, features essays from seven visually impaired teenagers.

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