An excerpt from The Essential June Jordan, edited by Jan Heller Levi and Christoph Keller and published in May by Copper Canyon Press.
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An excerpt from Book Wars: The Digital Revolution in Publishing, published in May by Polity.
Resources and ideas for volunteering, donating, reading, writing, and taking action to support the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
What is the role of a teacher during a pandemic? What is the role of a Black woman teaching in a red state during the Trump presidency? A poet, essayist, and professor considers the unpaid labor of women and faculty of color.
The novelist and author of Craft in the Real World traces the historical origins of the creative writing workshop and its tradition of silencing writers of color.
The editor in chief of Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, talks about her start in publishing, acquiring books, editing as a creative process, and more.
Ten author readings that reflect the beauty, hope, resilience, and strength of writers to confront the failures of the past and to rejoice in the promise of what lies ahead.
A look inside the dispute between the former workers and board of Poets House over why the poetry nonprofit and library temporarily closed and laid off staff in November.
Poets House, a beloved New York City public poetry library, announced yesterday that it will suspend operations, effective immediately, due to financial issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Valuable lessons about characterization, the fundamental core of storytelling, can be found in the panels of superhero comics.
In a continuing series on international writing communities, contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. spends time with writers in the capital city of Bulgaria.
The author of Fifty Words for Rain reflects on learning to forge her own unique path through the world.
A growing list of grants and emergency funds for writers as well as resources for booksellers, tools for working from home, and more.
For an alternative movie night, view these extended readings and conversations with literary luminaries Zadie Smith, Édouard Louis, Min Jin Lee, Ocean Vuong, and Joy Harjo.
Leah Hampton’s F*ckface: And Other Stories, Megha Majumdar’s A Burning, Marie-Helene Bertino’s Parakeet, Karen Tei Yamashita’s Sansei and Sensibility, and C Pam Zhang’s How Much of These Hills Is Gold.
The author of the story collection I Hold a Wolf by the Ears talks about ghost stories, writing in the direction of the unknowable, and creativity during quarantine.
A novelist recalls the challenges and rewards of publishing a second novel—twenty-seven years after his debut.
A growing list of conferences, festivals, and writing contests that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The author of Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distractions, and Other Dilemmas in the Writer’s Life talks about the impetus for writing the book, response after its publication, and its lessons for a new generation of writers.
A message to self-proclaimed allies: Actions speak louder than words.
Resources and ideas for fighting racial injustice and police violence, both on and off the page.
The 2020 National Youth Poet Laureate talks about the intersection of poetry and activism, creativity during the pandemic, and more.
The author of White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia discusses definitions of poetry, ancestral silence, and unpacking American history’s “white blood.”
Lambda Literary, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting LGBTQ literature and writers, has launched a fund-raiser to help it stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If, as part of your graduate experience, you’re interested in contributing your time or writing to a school-sponsored journal, check out this listing of institutions whose MFA programs produce literary magazines.