The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Recollections of My Nonexistence by Rebecca Solnit and Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong.
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An author recommends five journals that published poems from his debut collection, The Gutter Spread Guide to Prayer.
Mystery writer Dana Stabenow supports female-identifying and nonbinary writers with a new residency in Homer, Alaska, inspired by the retreat that changed her life.
Artist Basia Irland carves book sculptures out of ice and embeds them with seeds that populate riverbanks when the sculptures melt.
A research project called Prismatic Jane Eyre compares the many translations of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, studying the ways each reflects the culture in which it was created.
The small press annually publishes four chapbooks of “formally strange or conceptually bizarre” prose.
The author of The House on Mango Street on the origins and impact of the Macondo Writers Workshop, which has brought together writers who are activists for twenty-five years.
The Key West Literary Seminar has acquired the former Florida residence of poet Elizabeth Bishop and will turn the house into a public haven for poetry and prose.
A round-up of three new anthologies, including River Teeth: Twenty Years of Creative Nonfiction and Poems From the Edge of Extinction: An Anthology of Poetry in Endangered Languages.
An author tells a fantastical story by writing it a word at a time in the snow.
Courses in graphic storytelling gain popularity at MFA programs, workshops, and community spaces across the United States.
The New Orleans press publishes four or five poetry titles a year in an eclectic range of styles.
An author recommends five journals that published essays from her debut collection, Dispatches From the End of Ice.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books including Cleanness by Garth Greenwell and Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu.
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.
After more than forty years of publishing innovative poetry, Ahsahta Press will shutter in June 2020.
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.
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.
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.
Unnamed Press, an L.A.–based press, aims to publish story-driven books by underrepresented or marginalized voices.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Grand Union by Zadie Smith and Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout.
The author on five journals that published pieces from her story collection, Moon Trees and Other Orphans.
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.