The first lines of a dozen new and noteworthy books, including Natasha Trethewey’s Monument: Poems New and Selected and Alice Walker’s Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart.
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An independent press in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been publishing full-length and chapbook-length poetry collections for fifty years.
Helmed by Ann Hood, a new imprint from Akashic Books offers a home for books about grief, loss, and recovery.
An increasing number of classic books, such as To Kill a Mockingbird and Anne Frank’s diaries, are being adapted into graphic form.
A roundup of new anthologies, including Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, edited by Glory Edim.
Emily Nemens on her new role at the storied magazine, her editing process, and her plans for future issues.
Siglio Press celebrates ten years of publishing genre-defying books that incorporate literary and visual art.
A poet discusses four journals that published poems from her second collection, Instruments of the True Measure.
Colorful illustrations accompany notes, quotes, and literary trivia about books to read and bookstores to visit.
A fiction writer discusses five journals that published stories from his debut collection, Friday Black.
A small press run by high school students in Pennsylvania publishes handmade books of poetry and prose.
The Millay Society attempts to save Steepletop, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s former home in in Austerlitz, New York.
A roundup of new anthologies, including American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time, edited by Tracy K. Smith.
Sue Landers takes over as executive director of the nonprofit dedicated to LGBTQ writers.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart and Perennial by Kelly Forsythe.
Jennifer Baker on her new anthology, Everyday People: The Color of Life, published by Atria in August.
With recent grant funding of $1.4 million, the National Book Foundation aims to reach more readers.
An essayist discusses five journals that published work from her debut collection, Tonight I’m Someone Else.
Ex-library books are catalogued in a new home.
Agent Gillian MacKenzie on her new partnership with lawyer Kirsten Wolf.
Poets and educators work to fight campus carry bills.
The influence of Instagram on the way we read poetry.
Creating local reading spaces for young black boys.
A fiction press for first-time authors.
The first lines of a dozen new books, including Sick by Porochista Khakpour and Sons of Achilles by Nabila Lovelace.