Article Archive

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

Small Press Points

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Wave Books, the Seattle-based poetry publisher that over the past five years has established a national reputation for its carefully selected and artfully produced books.

Literary MagNet

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 Literary Bohemian, Tin House, Barrelhouse, Alimentum, New Letters, and Confrontation.

 

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 T. C. Boyle's When the Killing's Done and Laura Kasischke's Space, in Chains, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

The Written Image: The Select

A scene from The Select (The Sun Also Rises), the third in a trilogy of productions based on modernist American literature of the 1920s by New York City–based theater company Elevator Repair Service, which will play at Emerson College’s Paramount Center in Boston from March 15 to March 20.

Publishing in the Twenty-First Century: An Interview With John B. Thompson

by
Gabriel Cohen
3.1.11
Thompson

Gabriel Cohen, coordinator of Sundays at Sunny’s, one of New York City’s longest-running literary reading series, talks with John B. Thompson, author of Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century, who demystifies the complexity of the book-publishing industry in the United States and in the United Kingdom.

The Mentor’s Inspired Dedication

by
Amy Pence
1.5.11

Three years after emerging poet Joshua Vinzant committed suicide, his mentor set out in an unrelenting quest to find a publisher for Vinzant's chapbook, Max, which was published by Ropewalk Press last summer.

Small Press Points

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Solid Objects, the New York City–based independent press that publishes "short, self-contained works that might not otherwise find their way into book form because of their length."

Literary MagNet

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 ZYZZYVA, Cave WallAnnalemma, H.O.W. Journal, Assembly, and the Whitefish Review.

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 Maxine Hong Kingston's I Love a Broad Margin to My Life and Michael McClure's Of Indigo and Saffron, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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 Leslie Marmon Silko's The Turquoise Ledge and Julia Franck's The Blindness of the Heart, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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