Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from New Collected Poems by Eavan Boland and The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
With nearly four decades of editing experience, publishing veteran Pat Strachan reveals the qualities she looks for in fiction, her approach to editing, and how writers can help themselves navigate the industry.
The National Endowment for the Arts releases To Read or Not to Read—a follow-up to the nonprofit's 2004 report, Reading at Risk—which further expounds on America's declining reading habits.
“Can you really teach creative writing?” Professor and novelist Dan Barden answers this while offering his own unorthodox approaches to teaching a workshop.
A look at Jellyfish, winner of best debut feature at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and written and directed by Etgar Keret, an Israeli fiction writer, whose most recent collection of stories, The Girl on the Fridge, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
The author of four poetry collections talks about his obsession with the unknown and the poem as a descendent of God.
Former executive director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Quang Bao talks about his tenure with the organization and its influence on Asian literature over the past seventeen years.
Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue's MagNet features Pindeldyboz, Narrative, and Bellevue Literary Review.
Why do some writers prefer company and background noise, while others need isolation? Why do some need the magical monotony of sameness, and others the inspiration of variety? What does it mean for a writer to be locked into a place? What does place even mean to a writer?
Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features New Directions, Milkweed Editions, Pushcart Press, City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, A Midsummer Night’s Press, and Akashic Books.
DailyLit, a Web site founded by a former Random House executive and a tech expert, provides its members with free delivery of over four hundred classic titles, such as Don Quixote and Ethan Frome.
A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project examines American's Googling habits and inspires contributor Frank Bures's self-reflection on his own obsession with the search engine.
A look at select images from Men of Letters and People of Substance, a collection of author portraits created with letters from the writers' names in the typeface that best represents the style of their work.
Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from Beautiful Children by Charles Bock, Behind My Eyes by Li-Young Lee, and Infamous Landscapes by Prageeta Sharma.
Former New Yorker poetry editor Alice Quinn discusses her final days at the magazine and looks ahead to more time spent in her role as the director of the Poetry Society of America.
Low-budget literary magazines are struggling to absorb the impact of the Postal Regulatory Commission's recent ruling in favor of a new pricing structure that favors large-circulation publications with heavy advertising.
With more than forty years of experience in the business, agent Lynn Nesbit discusses how she signed some of her biggest clients, how a writer can get an agent’s attention, and what’s wrong with the publishing industry.
Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue's MagNet features Southern Humanities Review, Nimrod, Many Mountains Moving, Shenandoah, Virginia Quarterly Review, Notes From the Underground, and Slice.
Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Akashic Books, Belladonna Books, Cool Grove Press, Fence Books, Litmus Press, Ugly Duckling Presse, Four Way Books, and Tin House Books.
After sitting through a lecture about the harsh reality of literary publishing, an idealistic MFA grad took action and founded the Literary Ventures Fund, whose mission is to financially support books of all genres.
Showtime's Californication—a series about a best-selling writer (played by David Duchovny) who succumbs to the glitzy West Coast lifestyle—is renewed for a second season and leaves contributor Ken Gordon wondering, "What's the appeal?"
A look at select images from The Writer’s Brush, a collection of essays paired with visual art produced by some of the world’s most famous writers.
Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from Rhode Island Notebook by Gabriel Gudding and Bowl of Cherries by Millard Kaufman.
Two years after the demise of the Contemporary Poetry Series, the University of Georgia Press, in conjunction with Virginia Quarterly Review editor Ted Genoways, begins a new series with a traditional editorial approach.