“My best work, regardless of genre, often happens in one big burst.” —Namwali Serpell
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
“It’d be nice if the American literary community’s obsession with signal-boosting the optics of diversity were solidified into a tangible, fiscally remunerative reality for minority writers.” —Bryan Washington
“I’d love the community of contemporary writers to read each other with the freedom and rigor (vigor) we bring to hearing the music we love the most.” —Ed Pavlić
“A good portion of Gingerbread was written sitting on the floor, in a chair with no legs but excellent back support.” —Helen Oyeyemi, author of Gingerbread
In his new memoir, Survival Math, Mitchell S. Jackson examines his own life and the men who shaped it, exploring the complexities of family, fatherhood, and America.
“The literary community is too small—I’d create lots more thoughtful and appreciative readers like the ones who read interviews in Poets & Writers Magazine.” —Brian Kimberling, author of Goulash
“Go there. When the work takes you somewhere deep, it can be difficult not to swim back up out of fear or squeamishness.” —Lindsay Stern, author of The Study of Animal Languages
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.
Twenty-two writers, including Alexander Chee and Rebecca Makkai, offer their personal take on the best retreats for productivity, motivation, networking, and more.
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.
A graphic memoirist explores issues of race, identity, family, and America through conversations with her six-year-old son.
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.
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.
The annual twelve-day conference at the University of the South, featuring workshops, craft lectures, and a historic community of writers, turns thirty.
The Center for Fiction relocates to Brooklyn, New York, with plans to expand its membership, events, educational offerings, and resources for fiction writers.
Twenty years after its founding, online anthology Poetry Daily expands its editorial vision through a new partnership with George Mason University.
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.
Ten of the best retreats, workshop programs, conferences, and festivals for emerging writers across the country.
A poet discusses five journals that published poems from his third collection, As One Fire Consumes Another.
“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