A first look at Eloisa Amezcua’s Fighting Is Like a Wife, which is forthcoming from Coffee House Press on April 12, 2022.
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“I was using the text as a future image of what my own life could be.” —Shayla Lawz, author of speculation, n.
The author of I’m Not Hungry but I Could Eat seeks to write fat characters for whom fatness is not always an immediate concern.
Sasha Fletcher’s Be Here to Love Me at the End of the World, forthcoming from Melville House on February 8, 2022.
“I need to be involved with life, its business, its noise.” —Khadija Abdalla Bajaber, author of The House of Rust
Jennifer Huang’s Return Flight, forthcoming from Milkweed Editions on January 18, 2022.
MacArthur Fellow Hanif Abdurraqib talks about his new position at the independent press, the relationship between writer and editor, and the abundant talents of the Black literary community.
In this online supplement to our annual print feature celebrating debut authors over the age of fifty, Jeffrey J. Higa, Ursula Pike, Megan Culhane Galbraith, Michael Kleber-Diggs, and Vinod Busjeet share excerpts from their first books.
Writer Sophie Calle took a job as a maid at a Venice hotel to secretly study the lives of its guests. Her diary of observations and photos compose The Hotel, a book whose provocative methods have inspired other artists.
An excerpt from The Art of Revision: The Last Word by Peter Ho Davies, published in November 2021 by Graywolf Press.
The small press in Blue Hill, Maine, savors close relationships with its writers and publishes three paperback books and six handmade chapbooks annually.
Three poets discuss writing, survival, and community as Asian American adoptees.
The author reflects on finding a mentor in fellow literary outsider Lucia Berlin, long before Berlin’s fame.
The agent who represents writers TJ Alexander and K. Tempest Bradford, among others, answers questions about being ghosted by agents and how to query for nonfiction books.
Curious about the pleasures and sounds of nonliterary language, author Rita Bullwinkel has created Oral Florist, an online sound library in which artists and writers read recipes, user manuals, and other encountered texts.
Three new anthologies, including The FSG Poetry Anthology.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit and Such Color: New and Selected Poems by Tracy K. Smith.
Founded in 2017, the African Poetry Digital Portal serves as singular resource for studying contemporary African poetry. Now, with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project’s leaders aim to expand their offerings.
The author on five literary journals that published selections from her story collection, Hao.
For one hundred years, PEN International has championed freedom of expression and the rights of writers. This fall, the organization considers its history with an online archive, a Centenary Congress, and a new book documenting their work.
“Trust yourself and your own vision for your work.” —Blake Sanz, author of The Boundaries of Their Dwelling
Jami Attenberg’s I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home, forthcoming from Ecco on January 11, 2022.
“I wanted to articulate and be honest to the emotion of grief.” —Eugene Lim, author of Search History
The author of The Devoted writes about the little things writers can do when a project feels impossible.
JJ Bola’s The Selfless Act of Breathing, forthcoming from Atria Books on February 8, 2022.