The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Casting Deep Shade by C. D. Wright and The White Card: A Play by Claudia Rankine.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
A poet discusses five journals that published poems from his third collection, As One Fire Consumes Another.
Founded in 2014 by Sean Shearer, BOAAT Press publishes both traditional books and handmade chapbooks of poetry by emerging writers.
After twenty-two years as the executive director of the MacDowell Colony, Cheryl A. Young discusses the future of the prestigious residency program.
Ten of the best retreats, workshop programs, conferences, and festivals for emerging writers across the country.
A graphic memoirist explores issues of race, identity, family, and America through conversations with her six-year-old son.
In this continuing series, a book critic discusses the unique challenges of reviewing for radio and how she picks the books that make it on the air.
Twenty years after its founding, online anthology Poetry Daily expands its editorial vision through a new partnership with George Mason University.
Fifteen years in the making, Ilya Kaminsky’s Deaf Republic is a dramatic masterwork, a parable-in-poems that confronts the darkness of war and terror with the blazing light of “a poet in love with the world.”
A round-up of four new anthologies, including A People’s Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction From 25 Extraordinary Writers edited by Victor LaValle.
The Man Booker Prize-winning novelist whose new book, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, is the first title of an epic fantasy trilogy, sits down with Kima Jones for a conversation about the freedom of genre-defying fiction.
“I’m always trying to do something new, which is usually something I’m afraid of.” —Shane McCrae, author of The Gilded Auction Block
“I do not allow rules and regulations to dictate my writing—it’s one thing I can control.” —Paige Ackerson-Kiely, author of the poetry collection Dolefully, a Rampart Stands
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.
“I usually wait until I need to write, which makes for a really thrilling, cathartic experience of creation.” —Hala Alyan, author of The Twenty-Ninth Year
Hosted by Tracy K. Smith, the daily poetry podcast The Slowdown will be syndicated on several public radio stations across the country.
“I think a lot of contemporary editors, myself included, push too much for clarity when sometimes a little muddiness is just the thing.” —Juliet Lapidos, author of Talent
“You must find pleasure in the work itself—doing the work. Otherwise, what’s the point?” —Sarah McColl, author of Joy Enough.
“Butt in chair, do the work. It’s the most basic and important writing advice there is.” —Laura Sims, author of Looker
“I come up with a form and then find a way to ‘translate’ my thoughts into the form. It wasn’t always like that, but that’s the way it is now. I used to think in lines.” —Elisa Gabbert, author of The Word Pretty
A six-day festival in Elko, Nevada, featuring poetry, music, dancing, storytelling, and folk art, celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary.
Circumference Books, launched in 2018 by Jennifer Kronovet and Dan Visel, is dedicated to bringing international works of poetry to an English-speaking audience.
An essayist discusses the five journals that first published the essays in her debut collection, Five Plots.
An author considers the process of converting rooms from the past into creative spaces for the future.
The new executive director of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses discusses her new role and the importance of independent publishing.