“I was surprised by how much agency my characters seemed to have.” —Francesca Ekwuyasi, author of Butter Honey Pig Bread
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
The author of Thin Places celebrates hot-blooded writing.
Jo Ann Beard’s Festival Days, forthcoming from Little, Brown on March 16, 2021.
“You have to become the person who can write the book you’re working on.” —Zeyn Joukhadar, author of The Thirty Names of Night
Fady Joudah’s Tethered to Stars, forthcoming from Milkweed Editions on March 9, 2021.
Poets House, a beloved New York City public poetry library, announced yesterday that it will suspend operations, effective immediately, due to financial issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Subtlety can be a form of authority.” —Simon Han, author of Nights When Nothing Happened
The author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities embraces and develops a queer Asian American poetics.
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Committed, forthcoming from Grove Press on March 2, 2021.
“Everything in my life is material.” —Ellen Cooney, author of One Night Two Souls Went Walking
The author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities explores personal and collective nightmares.
Robbie Arnott’s The Rain Heron, forthcoming from FSG Originals on February 9, 2021.
“My Muse is with me always, everywhere.” —Valzhyna Mort, author of Music for the Dead and Resurrected
The author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities traces his origins as a poet.
Lauren Oyler’s Fake Accounts, forthcoming from Catapult on February 2, 2021.
Valuable lessons about characterization, the fundamental core of storytelling, can be found in the panels of superhero comics.
“I am never without pen and paper.” —Erica Hunt, author of Jump the Clock
Natalie Shapero’s Popular Longing, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press on February 16, 2021.
“Don’t ever find your voice.” —Khaled Mattawa, author of Fugitive Atlas
Brandon Hobson’s The Removed, forthcoming from Ecco on February 16, 2021.
“There are so many ways.” —Destiny O. Birdsong, author of Negotiations
The author of Each of Us Killers reflects on how music has informed her fiction.
Te-Ping Chen’s Land of Big Numbers, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on February 2, 2021.
Dr. Gloria House, a longtime editor at Broadside Lotus Press, discusses the publisher’s future and role in the literary community.
In response to libraries shutting down during the pandemic, artists Katie Garth and Tracy Honn have collected a series of short artists’ books that can be downloaded for free and printed at home.