Barbara Gowdy, whose novel Little Sisters is published this month by Tin House Books, and novelist Helen Phillips discuss profound empathy, how literature can change women’s relationships to their bodies, and writing against the odds.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
Poets and writers share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: how art and pop culture influence memory.
In celebration of Short Story Month, we’ve assembled ten of our favorite audio recordings of authors reading from story collections featured in Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin during the past five years.
Poets and writers share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: the memoirist’s curse.
Poets and writers share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: the pleasures and pitfalls of figurative language.
Inside Indie Bookstores, a series of interviews with the entrepreneurs who represent the last link in the chain that connects writers with their intended audience, ran in all six issues of 2010.
On April 26, nineteen-year-old Amanda Gorman of Los Angeles was named the first national youth poet laureate.
Poets and writers share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: Gregory Orr’s “Four Temperaments and the Forms of Poetry.”
Poets for Science is engaging poets from across the country in the March for Science on April 22.
Poets and writers share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: assigning clear and objective tasks during the revision process.
Nepali author Samrat Upadhyay discusses his writing process, exile literature, and his new story collection, Mad Country.
Trump’s 2018 budget outline includes withdrawing funding for the NEA, making him the first president to propose the total elimination of the fifty-year-old federal agency.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Tallahassee, Florida–based Twisted Road Publications, which champions authors overlooked by mainstream publishing and “books that depict the shadowy places where the disenfranchised dwell.”
The new executive director of the Cave Canem Foundation talks about her history with the organization, her vision for the future, and the role of poetry in a hostile political climate.
Poet, playwright, and novelist Angela Jackson explores the teenage years of Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks.
Nine recipients of the NEA creative writing fellowship recall the profound impact the grant made on their lives and careers.
Kirby Kim offers valuable counsel on when to query, how to keep revising, and the market value of horror fiction.
Parul Sehgal discusses her path to literary criticism, her passion for international literature, and today’s finest reviewers.
Writer and artist Kristen Radtke’s debut graphic memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This, combines vivid illustrations with an unflinching investigation of loss, memory, and the construction and dissolution of the self.
Radish, an innovative serial-reading app, publishes works of fiction one chapter at a time. Users can read original stories and pay to unlock more plot, putting money in the pockets of the writers who contribute.
Alex Dimitrov takes us through five journals that first published poems appearing in his new book, Together and by Ourselves.
After the election, writers and editors around the country responded by launching new publications as outlets for both literary excellence and impassioned social critique.
Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Mary Gaitskill’s Somebody With a Little Hammer and Lesley Nneka Arimah’s What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky.
As part of a continuing series, we offer a breakdown of the numbers behind our Grants & Awards listings in our May/June 2017 issue.
Since its inception in 1987, the Writers Studio has grown from a small workshop in the West Village of New York City to an indispensable literary institution offering online courses, programming for children, and readings, craft classes, and workshops in five cities in the United States and abroad.