Article Archive: Feature

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

Agents & Editors: The Complete Series

Jofie Ferrari-Adler, Michael Szczerban, M. Allen Cunningham, and Vivian Lee
A Black woman with natural hair stands against a chartreuse wall. She wears red lipstick, silver hoop earrings, a collared pink shirt, and a wide smile.

This series of interviews with over forty book editors, publishers, and agents offers a unique look at the past, present, and future of the book industry and what writers can do to thrive in today’s publishing world.  

Life Goals: A Q&A With Elif Batuman

Porochista Khakpour
Elif Batuman

Elif Batuman, the best-selling author of The Idiot and its sequel, Either/Or, talks to Porochista Khakpour about the new novel, being named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and what she learned on a trip to Russia and Ukraine. 

How We Remember: A Profile of Clint Smith

Destiny O. Birdsong
Clint Smith

In his first nonfiction book, How the Word Is Passed, published in June by Little, Brown, poet and scholar Clint Smith delves into the legacy of slavery alive in the monuments and landmarks within and beyond the United States, in an immersive read that exquisitely depicts how a nation and its inhabitants remember its history.