The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books including Cleanness by Garth Greenwell and Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu.
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The fiction writer on the twentieth anniversary of Small Beer Press and the opening of Book Moon, a bookstore in Massachusetts that she co-owns with her husband, Gavin J. Grant.
After more than forty years of publishing innovative poetry, Ahsahta Press will shutter in June 2020.
An author recommends five journals that published essays from her debut collection, Dispatches From the End of Ice.
Courses in graphic storytelling gain popularity at MFA programs, workshops, and community spaces across the United States.
An author tells a fantastical story by writing it a word at a time in the snow.
A look inside three new anthologies, including A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home edited by Nicole Chung and Mensah Demary.
Andy Hunter, the cofounder of Electric Literature and Literary Hub, launches Bookshop, an e-commerce platform that promises indie bookstores a way to take back sales from Amazon.
The New Orleans press publishes four or five poetry titles a year in an eclectic range of styles.
Heaven’s Vault, a video game by inkle, requires players to translate the runes of an ancient language.
Unnamed Press, an L.A.–based press, aims to publish story-driven books by underrepresented or marginalized voices.
Carl Phillips, the longtime judge of the Yale Younger Poets prize and the editor of the anthology Firsts: 100 Years of Yale Younger Poets, on how the prize has evolved during the past century.
The author on five journals that published pieces from her story collection, Moon Trees and Other Orphans.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Grand Union by Zadie Smith and Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout.
A narrative medicine program at the University of Wisconsin in Madison helps doctors care for themselves and others through storytelling.
Poet and journalist Alissa Quart is bringing documentary poetry to major media outlets.
A round-up of four new anthologies, including Burn It Down: Women Writing About Anger edited by Lilly Dancyger.
In a tiny bookshop in London, writer A. N. Devers spotlights women’s writing by only stocking rare books and modern first editions by female authors.
The University of Cincinnati Press imprint publishes books of poetry and fiction that continue the successes of its affiliated literary journal, the Cincinnati Review.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat and Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison.
Publishing insiders weigh in on the challenges facing the U.S. bookstore chain, which was sold to a hedge fund in June for $683 million.
Manuel Muñoz, the new director of the MFA program at the University of Arizona, discusses his new role, healthy creative environments, and common missteps he sees in applications.
The nation’s oldest academic center dedicated to preserving Black poetry celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary.
The poet discusses the journals that published pieces from her sixth collection, Nightshade.
The Merwin Conservancy will become the official owner and steward of the garden that poet W. S. Merwin nurtured for more than forty years.