Richard Blanco’s new book, How to Love a Country, questions the very makeup of the American narrative, and ultimately asks what it means to be American.
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After the death of Donald Hall, on June 23, 2018, a poet says goodbye to his mentor and friend.
The search is underway for the next executive director of the Cave Canem Foundation.
A best-selling author offers some light-hearted tips for authors crafting those obligatory pages at the front and back of their books.
In his new memoir, Survival Math, Mitchell S. Jackson examines his own life and the men who shaped it, exploring the complexities of family, fatherhood, and America.
The author of six books, including most recently the novel Bowlaway, out this month from Ecco, talks family, myth, feminism, humor, and the stories we inherit.
Hosted by Tracy K. Smith, the daily poetry podcast The Slowdown will be syndicated on several public radio stations across the country.
A novelist takes the election of a new president and her subsequent move to Canada as an opportunity to fully immerse herself in a great work of literature.
Brian Turner is best known for his award-winning poetry collections and memoir about the Iraq War, but with his new project he has pushed into an entirely new dimension of creative expression.
In a continuing series on international writing communities, contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. spends time with authors and publishers in Bogotá, Colombia.
New York City–based independent press Four Way Books celebrates twenty-five years.
The author of Still Life With Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl talks about her formative time at Hedgebrook, the relationship between poetry and the Internet, and more.
The novelist talks about his first essay collection, How to Write An Autobiographical Novel; how to keep working during bouts of self-doubt; and more.
The vice president and editorial director of Riverhead Books on the art of editing.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning poet talks about his new book, Air Traffic: A Memoir or Ambition and Manhood in America.
The editor of Black Renaissance Noire on the importance of publishing new and emerging writers.
Responses to AWP executive director David Fenza’s departure have been met by silence from the organization’s board.
On March 11 the board of directors of AWP ended its relationship with the organization’s long-time executive director, David Fenza. “I had no warnings,” he says.
The Pulitzer Prize winner offers his personal perspective on the idea of “home” in his foreword to Go Home!, a new anthology of fiction, memoir, and poetry by Asian diasporic writers.
A novelist describes her progress as she writes her fourth book, The Great Believers, across five residencies, from 2014 to 2017.
Described as “a lamentation aimed at providing clarity,” Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country is Steve Almond's effort to make sense of our historical moment using literary voices, including Melville, Orwell, Bradbury, and Baldwin.
Illustrator and author Edward Carey talks to the editor in chief of Poets & Writers about art, hope, and seeing the light amid darkness.
“There are very few rules that can’t be broken,” says the author of six books of fiction and one essay collection in this wide-ranging interview.
Three Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes totaling up to $120,000 will be given annually for print and digital publications. The new awards program is intended to support both “nimble upstarts as well as established journals.”
Two fiction writers discuss scandals and second chances, finding the heart of the novel, and blurring the personal and political.