Dan Beachy-Quick imagines the poem as a peacock with tail outspread, and the phosphorescent circle on each feather an actual eye. The poem lets us see through every eye.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
Dionisia Morales on five journals that published essays from her debut collection, Homing Instincts.
A London-based initiative works to collect and archive poems in endangered languages.
A literary organization brings new life to Langston Hughes’s house in Harlem.
The Tournament of Books kicks off its fourteenth year.
A small press based in Austin, Texas, and Des Moines offers a new model for submissions.
The first lines of a dozen new books, including Feel Free by Zadie Smith.
Julia Pierpont and Manjit Thapp’s new book features a hundred women who have changed the world.
Independent publicists Lauren Cerand, Kima Jones, and Michael Taeckens on what they do for authors.
What to expect once you’ve published your debut book.
Split This Rock’s outgoing executive director on the intersection of poetry and politics, and the organization’s upcoming festival.
A breakdown of the numbers behind the Deadlines listings in our March/April 2018 issue.
A former writing teacher explores the best methods for encouraging new talent.
Described as “a lamentation aimed at providing clarity,” Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country is Steve Almond's effort to make sense of our historical moment using literary voices, including Melville, Orwell, Bradbury, and Baldwin.
A novelist describes her progress as she writes her fourth book, The Great Believers, across five residencies, from 2014 to 2017.
A poet and essayist recalls his personal introductions to poetry and its craft during his younger years.
Authors share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: Tayari Jones completes the journey of writing her novel An American Marriage.
Authors share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: finding the center of your story.
Authors share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: writing around tech in contemporary fiction.
Authors share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: finding the story that challenges you.
A free online archive collects writing from more than 1,200 incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, as well as correctional officers and prison staff, from across the country.
The books editor at O, the Oprah Magazine discusses how she got her start in the literary world, the selection criteria behind Oprah’s Book Club picks, and her favorite books of the year.
Fiction writer Danielle Lazarin discusses five journals that have published her short stories, some of which appear in her debut collection, Back Talk, forthcoming from Penguin Books in February.
Page One offers the first lines of a dozen new and noteworthy books, including Wild Is the Wind by Carl Phillips and No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Melanie Janisse-Barlow turns the tables on a long tradition of poets finding their muse in visual art through her Poets Series project, a collection of painted portraits of poets.