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.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
“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 PERIPLUS collective aims to democratize writing and publishing by matching emerging BIPOC writers with established authors and publishing professionals for yearlong mentorships.
The fiction writer and essayist on five journals that published their work and helped shape their debut novel, The Atmospherians.
An excerpt from Book Wars: The Digital Revolution in Publishing, published in May by Polity.
The literary agent answers questions about submitting story collections, getting an agent’s attention, and querying two agents at the same agency.
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.
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.
Lara Ehrlich, the host of the podcast Writer Mother Monster, debunks the superwoman myth and considers how to balance writing and motherhood.
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.
Ten years after its first meeting, Women Who Submit has grown to a global community that continues to empower women and nonbinary writers to seek publication.
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?
Author Lara Ehrlich, the host of Writer Mother Monster, shares a selection of the best insights and advice offered on the podcast.
The full archive of interviews with the professional writers, readers, and thinkers whose job is to start conversations about contemporary literature.
An excerpt from The Essential June Jordan, edited by Jan Heller Levi and Christoph Keller and published in May by Copper Canyon Press.
To foster a love of reading among kids in North Carolina, Caitlin Gooch started a program through which children can read books to horses.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Second Place by Rachel Cusk and The Renunciations by Donika Kelly.
“There’s something sort of final and fulfilling about discovering, say, that a poem’s floor is also its ceiling.” —Justin Jannise, author of How to be Better by Being Worse
The author of Martha Moody finds new strategies to sustain her creative life after suffering a head injury.
Pik-Shuen Fung’s Ghost Forest, forthcoming from One World on July 13, 2021.
“Writers cannot afford the luxury of emotional numbness nor protective armor.” —Quiara Alegría Hudes, author of My Broken Language