“The words start to feel like they’re punching my skull from the inside.” —Brian Broome, author of Punch Me Up to the Gods
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
The author of With Teeth celebrates absurdist humor.
Claire Luchette’s Agatha of Little Neon, forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux on August 3, 2021.
“It was all fun and games until I realized that I was actually writing a book.” —E. C. Osondu, author of Alien Stories
The author of With Teeth writes about the pleasure of riffing off a good joke.
Nawaaz Ahmed’s Radiant Fugitives, forthcoming from Counterpoint on August 3, 2021.
“I need the volume of more than one trusted reader to hear suggestions over my own investment in being right.” —Donika Kelly, author of The Renunciations
The author of With Teeth writes that her affinity for self-deprecating humor is inextricable from her queerness.
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’s The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois, forthcoming from Harper on July 27, 2021. Editor’s Note: This book’s publication date has been changed to August 24, 2021.
“There are so many journeys I’d like to take” —Kelli Russell Agodon, author of Dialogues with Rising Tides
The author of With Teeth examines how a single joke can be successfully repackaged and retold over time.
Pedro Mairal’s The Woman From Uruguay, translated by Jennifer Croft, forthcoming from Bloomsbury on July 6, 2021.
“I often worried what would come out would be scary, accusing, not close enough to the truth or too close.” —Carey Salerno, author of Tributary
Rachel Yoder’s Nightbitch, forthcoming from Doubleday on July 20, 2021.
The fiction writer and essayist on five journals that published their work and helped shape their debut novel, The Atmospherians.
The author of The Step Back offers strategies for short-story writers trying to draft a novel for the first time and shares how a new approach—aiming to pen a thousand pages—led to his first novel.
An excerpt from The Essential June Jordan, edited by Jan Heller Levi and Christoph Keller and published in May by Copper Canyon Press.
An excerpt from Book Wars: The Digital Revolution in Publishing, published in May by Polity.
Established in 2004, the indie press strives to treat poetry as a genre with “frontlist potential” while also publishing fiction, nonfiction, and literature in translation from new voices.
The critic on how she began writing reviews, how she and the Times staff pick books to cover, and how social media affects her work.
Three new anthologies including Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry and There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters From a Crisis.
The PERIPLUS collective aims to democratize writing and publishing by matching emerging BIPOC writers with established authors and publishing professionals for yearlong mentorships.
To foster a love of reading among kids in North Carolina, Caitlin Gooch started a program through which children can read books to horses.
Copy editors are adapting to increasing cultural awareness of racial injustice and new approaches to representing identity on the page. How can their work can help or hinder social change?
The literary agent answers questions about submitting story collections, getting an agent’s attention, and querying two agents at the same agency.