A literary organization brings new life to Langston Hughes’s house in Harlem.
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A London-based initiative works to collect and archive poems in endangered languages.
Poets, activists, and survivors respond to gun violence in a new anthology of poems and essays from Beacon Press.
Fiction writer Danielle Lazarin discusses five journals that have published her short stories, some of which appear in her debut collection, Back Talk, forthcoming from Penguin Books in February.
Melanie Janisse-Barlow turns the tables on a long tradition of poets finding their muse in visual art through her Poets Series project, a collection of painted portraits of poets.
A free online archive collects writing from more than 1,200 incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, as well as correctional officers and prison staff, from across the country.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Hilo, Hawai’i–based Saddle Road Press.
In celebration of ten years, sixty-five million users, and sixty-nine million book reviews, a history of Goodreads—from its beginnings as a tool for readers to its growth into an important platform for book promotion.
Page One offers the first lines of a dozen new and noteworthy books, including Wild Is the Wind by Carl Phillips and No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Merriam-Webster’s editor-at-large, Peter Sokolowski, discusses how the popular dictionary is driven by both definitions and data, and reveals the 2017 Word of the Year: feminism.
Published this month by Little, Brown, David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium features images and artwork from the best-selling author’s 153 diaries, which he composed over the past forty years.
Page One offers the first lines of a dozen new and noteworthy books, including Louise Erdrich’s novel Future Home of the Living God and Victoria Chang’s poetry collection Barbie Chang.
Brooklyn, New York–based literary magazine A Public Space has launched a book division called A Public Space Books, with its first title set for publication next year.
Poet Kiki Petrosino highlights five journals that first published poems appearing in her third collection, Witch Wife, out from Sarabande Books in December.
Based at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and led by Kwame Dawes, the African Poetry Book Fund supports and celebrates pan-African poetry.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Shropshire, England–based Platypus Press.
A new book subscription service sends members a novel every two months, along with food, recipes, and related ephemera, to help readers engage with other cultures.
Jamia Wilson, the new executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press, shares her plans to advance the press’s mission of championing marginalized voices.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Duluth, Minnesota–based Holy Cow! Press.
At a time when the environment faces increasing threats, scholars and writers gather to promote conversation and interdisciplinary research about literature and environmental sustainability.
Girls creator Lena Dunham discusses her new feminist book imprint, Lenny Books, and its first title, Sour Heart, the debut story collection by Jenny Zhang.
The first museum of its kind in the United States, the Chicago-based American Writers Museum honors writers and writing that has helped shaped American society and culture.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Celeste Ng’s new novel, Little Fires Everywhere, and Frank Bidart’s Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016.
Beth Ann Fennelly highlights five journals that first published pieces appearing in her new book, Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs.
The Radius of Arab American Writers works to support and disseminate creative and scholarly writing by Arab Americans through workshops, conferences, and community outreach.