The author of Anodyne takes a poetic approach to prose writing.
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Elizabeth McCracken’s The Souvenir Museum, forthcoming from Ecco on April 13, 2021.
“Every day without fail. Small marks with a pencil.” —Edward Carey, author of The Swallowed Man
The author of Anodyne shares her methodology for determining the order of poems in a collection.
Carey Salerno’s Tributary, forthcoming from Persea Books on April 20, 2021.
“I can’t imagine myself without this book.” —Jana Larson, author of Reel Bay
Nathaniel Mackey’s Double Trio, forthcoming from New Directions on April 6, 2021.
“It was a bit of an exorcism.” —Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby
The author of Anodyne prioritizes joy in her poetics.
Elissa Washuta’s White Magic, forthcoming from Tin House on April 27, 2021.
“Writing is revision. Period. That’s not glamorous, but it is rewarding.” —Robert Jones Jr., author of The Prophets
The author of Anodyne envisions a new writing practice inspired by the natural world.
Kayleb Rae Candrilli’s Water I Won’t Touch, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press on April 20, 2021.
“I leapt into it and wrote it like a banshee.” —Yxta Maya Murray, author of Art Is Everything
Ten writers, including Brandon Taylor and Kate Zambreno, share the best writing advice they’ve ever heard.
The author of Thin Places urges writers to consider the reader.
Ten author readings that reflect the beauty, hope, resilience, and strength of writers to confront the failures of the past and to rejoice in the promise of what lies ahead.
Amy Gerstler’s Index of Women, forthcoming from Penguin Books on April 6, 2021.
A teaching press based at High Point University in North Carolina that launched early this year aims to feature experimental poetry, fiction, and translation that “maintains a connection to human experience.”
The novelist and essayist on five outlets that he has worked with as an editor or have published pieces from his forthcoming nonfiction book, Craft in the Real World.
Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham’s book, Black Futures, comprises more than five hundred pages of poetry, artwork, memes, essays, and lyrics from Black artists.
Poet Kaveh Akbar on his role as the poetry editor of the Nation and the challenges and possibilities of literary editing.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion and The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us From the Void by Jackie Wang.
The Prisoner Express program, created by Gary Fine in 2004, supports people who are incarcerated by sending them curated packages of books and offering educational programs.
The Impact Library Program, an initiative of the nonprofit Little Free Library, brings free miniature libraries to communities where books are scarce to encourage a love of reading and improve literacy across the country.