The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge and Festival Days by Jo Ann Beard.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
Artist and author Jillian Tamaki sewed and embroidered a piece called Blue Quilt to document her life during the pandemic.
The independent press based in Troy, New York, prints twenty titles a year, including art books, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, which challenge genre expectations and push boundaries.
What is the role of a teacher during a pandemic? What is the role of a Black woman teaching in a red state during the Trump presidency? A poet, essayist, and professor considers the unpaid labor of women and faculty of color.
This week’s installment of Ten Questions features María José Ferrada and Elizabeth Bryer, the author and the translator of How to Order the Universe.
The author of I Know You Know Who I Am seeks to approach his characters without judgment.
The novelist and author of Craft in the Real World traces the historical origins of the creative writing workshop and its tradition of silencing writers of color.
Maggie Shipstead’s Great Circle, forthcoming from Knopf on May 4, 2021.
The editor in chief of Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, talks about her start in publishing, acquiring books, editing as a creative process, 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.
“I hate saying goodbye.” —Alex Dimitrov, author of Love and Other Poems
Donika Kelly’s The Renunciations, forthcoming from Graywolf Press on May 4, 2021.
“Commit to completing a scene each time you write” —Randa Jarrar, author of Love Is an Ex-Country
The author of Anodyne takes a poetic approach to prose writing.
Elizabeth McCracken’s The Souvenir Museum, forthcoming from Ecco on April 13, 2021.
“Every day without fail. Small marks with a pencil.” —Edward Carey, author of The Swallowed Man
The author of Anodyne shares her methodology for determining the order of poems in a collection.
Carey Salerno’s Tributary, forthcoming from Persea Books on April 20, 2021.
“I can’t imagine myself without this book.” —Jana Larson, author of Reel Bay
Nathaniel Mackey’s Double Trio, forthcoming from New Directions on April 6, 2021.
“It was a bit of an exorcism.” —Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby
The author of Anodyne prioritizes joy in her poetics.
Elissa Washuta’s White Magic, forthcoming from Tin House on April 27, 2021.
“Writing is revision. Period. That’s not glamorous, but it is rewarding.” —Robert Jones Jr., author of The Prophets
The author of Anodyne envisions a new writing practice inspired by the natural world.