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Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Matthew Dickman's Mayakovsky's Revolver and A. M. Homes's May We Be Forgiven, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

Small Press Points

Small Press Points highlights the innovative and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features H_NGM_N BKS, the independent publisher of full-length collections by emerging poets, chapbooks, and reissues of out-of-print books.

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue and Frederick Seidel’s Nice Weather, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

VIDA's Powerful Point

by
Melissa Faliveno
8.31.12

With its buzz-generating statistical count of male and female literary bylines, nonprofit organization VIDA: Women in Literary Arts has raised awareness of gender disparity in publishing and created a space in which women can exchange ideas and be heard.

Literary MagNet

by
Travis Kurowski
8.31.12

Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue’s MagNet features the Hudson Review, BOMB, Esopus, the Rattling Wall, and the Believer.

Librotraficante Takes Back the Book

by
Belinda Acosta
7.1.12

In a fight against the controversial Arizona House Bill 2281, which effectively bans ethnic-studies classes and curricula, novelist Tony Diaz and other members of the Texas-based arts advocacy group Nuestra Palabra have formed a network of writers and supporters to raise awareness about the impact of the bill and to counter its effects with initiatives such as “banned book bashes” and the building of underground libraries.

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Literary MagNet

by
Travis Kurowski
6.30.12

Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue’s MagNet features Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Conjunctions, Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism, Fairy Tale Review, and Unstuck.

Small Press Points

Small Press Points highlights the innovative and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Stoneslide Books, a recently launched fiction press looking for narratives that prompt readers “to think, to ask questions, to move the mind forward.”

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