The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Celeste Ng’s new novel, Little Fires Everywhere, and Frank Bidart’s Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
In a continuing series on international writing communities, contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. spends time with four authors in Tirana, Albania.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Duluth, Minnesota–based Holy Cow! Press.
At a time when the environment faces increasing threats, scholars and writers gather to promote conversation and interdisciplinary research about literature and environmental sustainability.
Beth Ann Fennelly highlights five journals that first published pieces appearing in her new book, Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs.
A fiction writer’s habit of imagining the lives of people who live in her favorite houses leads to serious research for her novel.
Poets and writers share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: reading aloud.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has named Tracy K. Smith the next poet laureate of the United States.
Literary agents offer honest, unfiltered advice on how to find, approach, and secure the perfect agent for your work.
This year’s debut fiction roundup features emerging writers Zinzi Clemmons, Hala Alyan, Jess Arndt, Lisa Ko, and Diksha Basu.
Follow these agents on Twitter to gain insight into their tastes, author lists, and what kind of work they’re currently seeking.
A video series explores ideas of America and identity by featuring people from across the state of Alabama reading stanzas from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”
In a growing trend, video games simulate the experience of being inside classic works of literature, from Thoreau’s Walden to Joyce’s Ulysses.
Editor Yuka Igarashi highlights five journals that first published debut stories included in PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2017, forthcoming in August from Catapult.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the San Francisco–based feminist press Aunt Lute Books.
[Y]volve Publishing, a new press based in Chicago, has launched a chapbook series featuring poetry both written and edited by local teens.
A young developer discusses the genesis of her app, We Read Too, which offers an extensive database of multicultural books for young readers.
Page One offers the first lines of a dozen new and noteworthy books, including Roxane Gay’s Hunger and Julia Fierro’s The Gypsy Moth Summer.
As part of a continuing series, we offer a breakdown of the numbers behind our Grants & Awards listings in our July/August 2017 issue.
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.
South African artist Barbara Wildenboer transforms old reference books into delicate sculptures that evoke their sources’ subject matter.
Poets and writers share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: Is anything ever really over?
The author of four novels, most recently The Changeling, published by Spiegel & Grau in June, talks about the evolution of his new book, minimal dads, and writing a female character.
Novelist and singer-songwriter Ben Arthur finds inspiration in a chapter of poet Patricia Lockwood’s memoir, Priestdaddy.
Poets and writers share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: the messy art.