Contributors to the anthology Indelible in the Hippocampus discuss some of their thoughts on the current state of the #MeToo movement and their experiences writing on the topic.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
How do you handle research? How indebted do you feel to stick to the historical record? Two novelists discuss their experiences researching, imagining, and depicting earlier times.
The full archive of interviews with the professional writers, readers, and thinkers whose job is to start conversations about contemporary literature.
One of the most prominent and liveliest critics in the United States discusses whether or not literary criticism can be taught, the value of negative criticism, and more.
This series of interviews with nearly forty book editors, publishers, and agents offers a unique look at the past, present, and future of the book industry and what writers can do to thrive in today’s publishing world.
“Throw pencils, get mad, take a walk. Swear off poetry, read a chapter of a post-apocalyptic novel, wash the dishes. Feel better? Back to writing.” —Karen Skolfield, author of Battle Dress
The author of the story collection Black Light finds the best writing lessons in the most unlikely places.
We return to certain novels not only to be enchanted and inspired, to be transported out of ourselves, but also to know ourselves more deeply.
“Writers are artists, which means that...we have to work hard to protect our creative time, our imaginations, in the midst of all the other parts of our lives.” —Jess Row, author of White Flights
The author of Black Light explores the pleasures of cutting a manuscript down to size.
The storied publication has announced that Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Vijay Seshadri will serve as its twelfth poetry editor.
“Debt is the last thing writers need, and the least helpful aid to actual real-life writing.” —Sarah Elaine Smith, author of Marilou Is Everywhere
The author of the story collection Black Light explores the problem-solving benefits of writing in longhand.
“Crucial to writing the book was the panic I started feeling about halfway through.” —Jana Prikryl, author of No Matter
The author of Black Light explores the daunting process of ordering a story collection.
The poet laureate of Brooklyn, New York, on writing hybrid forms, a life in the arts, and the racial tension at the heart of her new book, Hybrida.
The winners of the 2019 Literary Magazines Prizes are the Common, American Short Fiction, Margins, the Black Warrior Review, and the Offing.
“Listen, it can’t feel magical every day, of course, but writing does have the potential to be an act of joy.” —Courtney Maum, author of Costalegre
The author of the story collection Black Light explores the generative power of “the weird.”
“I have never before written something where the primary challenge was not one of craft or character or structure but rather of emotion.” —Helen Phillips, author of The Need
The author of Vincent and Alice and Alice discusses the challenge of plot and character development, the pros and cons of indie publishing, and what new risks he took in his new novel.
“Let people read your work, and listen to what they say about it.” —Caite Dolan-Leach, author of We Went to the Woods
“Though this is my sixth book, I take nothing for granted.” —Peter Orner, author of Maggie & Other Stories
The Poetry Society of America honored its longtime executive director, Alice Quinn, and singer-songwriter Paul Simon at its annual benefit.
“Don’t be careful; definitely not in the first draft.” —Chanelle Benz, author of The Gone Dead