The author of I|I reflects on the audacious, experimental, and singular qualities of the journals that first published excerpts from her book-length lyric essay.
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A look at three new anthologies, including A House Called Tomorrow: 50 Years of Poetry From Copper Canyon Press and Relations: An Anthology of African and Diaspora Voices.
Services such as Findaway Voices and ACX, a subsidiary of Amazon’s Audible, enable independent authors to reach the expanding audience for audiobooks.
In response to a wave of book banning in libraries and schools across the United States, Brooklyn Public Library launched a program where young readers can borrow from the entire online collection at no cost.
For more than a decade the nonprofit publisher Nomadic Press has accepted “invitations” to collaborate with writers in an effort to cross boundaries geographically, philosophically, and creatively.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Brotherless Night by V. V. Ganeshananthan and Decade of the Brain by Janine Joseph.
To create her delicate book sculptures, Swedish artist Cecilia Levy considers the history, materiality, and composition of old books sourced from her surroundings.
As threats to freedom of expression rise around the world, organizations like the International Cities of Refuge Network and PEN America strive to support writers.
The accomplished poet shares her thoughts on her new role and plans to raise awareness and appreciation of poetry at a national level.
An organization founded and directed by Reginald Dwayne Betts seeks to bring the spirit of literature into prisons by installing libraries and inviting theater productions, book clubs, and world-class writers inside carceral walls.
Dallas artist Simeen Farhat crafts text-inspired sculptures in a complex process that blends literary and figurative composition and reminds viewers of language’s physicality.
The Oxford Dictionary of African American English, slated for release in 2025, will involve a three-year-long multidisciplinary research project compiling terms popularized by speakers of African American English.
Graywolf Press’s new publisher and executive director discusses the shifting landscape of literary publishing, her multidisciplinary career, and what collaboration means to her.
The author of In the Current Where Drowing Is Beautiful highlights five journals that first published her poems, including Peripheries and the Capilano Review.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Extinction Theory by Kien Lam and Liberation Day by George Saunders.
Black Lawrence Press’s Immigrant Writing Series was launched in response to a lack of book-publication options for immigrant writers, whose unique perspectives might not resonate with nonimmigrant editors.
The Fall 2022 issue of Crazyhorse will be the last under a name that the editors now recognize as a “longstanding appropriation of Lakota culture.”
A look at four new anthologies, including Bigger Than Bravery: Black Resilience and Reclamation in a Time of Pandemic and When the Smoke Cleared: Attica Prison Poems and Journals.
A special “unburnable” edition of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was crafted to raise awareness about recent efforts to ban books from schools and libraries.
Since 2020 #BookTok, the hashtag that represents the book-loving community on TikTok, has emerged as a powerful force.
Banned Books Week raises awareness of the rise in attempts to remove titles from schools and public libraries through a series of special events to be held across the country starting on September 18.
Seven Kitchens has cultivated a diverse roster of writers through the fifteen or so chapbooks it publishes each year, including through its eight chapbook series, each appealing to a different community.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books including The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li and Togetherness by Wo Chan.
A look at three new anthologies, including New Weathers: Poetics From the Naropa Archive, edited by Anne Waldman and Emma Gomis.
The author of What We Fed to the Manticore highlights five journals that published her stories, including the Minnesota Review and Ecotone.