The author of Martha Moody celebrates the creative freedom of small-scale indie publishing.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
An exclusive first look at Myriam J. A. Chancy’s What Storm, What Thunder, which is forthcoming from Tin House on October 5, 2021.
“Do the hard stuff first.” —Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of Libertie
The author of Martha Moody writes about the intimacy and queerness of italics.
Kristen Radtke’s Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, forthcoming from Pantheon on July 6, 2021. Editor’s Note: This book’s publication date has been changed to July 13, 2021.
“Working in a tactile creative form refreshed my approach to making changes in my writing.” —Gina Nutt, author of Night Rooms
The author of Martha Moody recalls the challenge of finding language to describe her body.
Resources and ideas for volunteering, donating, reading, writing, and taking action to support the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Yan Lianke’s Hard Like Water, translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas, forthcoming from Grove Press on June 15, 2021.
“Eventually, like a banner, the imagination unfurls itself.” —Jo Ann Beard, author of Festival Days
The editors of Poets & Writers Magazine recommend fourteen books that were published in March 2020.
An exclusive first look at James Hannaham’s Pilot Impostor, which is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press on November 2, 2021.
“I miss the intimacy of hearing undiluted voices. Hugs. Raw laughter.” —Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley, author of Dēmos
The author of I Know You Know Who I Am writes about stashing his surplus sentences and character sketches in an electronic “junk drawer.”
Ashley C. Ford’s Somebody’s Daughter, forthcoming from Flatiron Books on June 1, 2021.
“I write four hours or one thousand words a day, whichever comes first.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Committed
The author of I Know You Know Who I Am recalls his first attempt at writing a braided narrative.
Joss Lake’s Future Feeling, forthcoming from Soft Skull Press on June 1, 2021.
“There were so many revelations I could only have reached through the process of putting memories on paper.” —Elizabeth Miki Brina, author of Speak, Okinawa
The author of I Know You Know Who I Am praises the unique resonance of short short stories.
Lee Lai’s Stone Fruit, forthcoming from Fantagraphics on May 11, 2021.
Writer Rachel Syme’s pen pal matching program has connected more than nine thousand correspondents from over fifty countries during the pandemic.
The poet and essayist reflects on writing during the pandemic and its impact on her creative life and relationship with the writing community.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge and Festival Days by Jo Ann Beard.
Big Five and indie book publishers have recently increased entry-level salaries. Will it make the industry more accessible to BIPOC professionals?