The author of Anodyne envisions a new writing practice inspired by the natural world.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
Kayleb Rae Candrilli’s Water I Won’t Touch, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press on April 20, 2021.
“I leapt into it and wrote it like a banshee.” —Yxta Maya Murray, author of Art Is Everything
Ten writers, including Brandon Taylor and Kate Zambreno, share the best writing advice they’ve ever heard.
The author of Thin Places urges writers to consider the reader.
Ten author readings that reflect the beauty, hope, resilience, and strength of writers to confront the failures of the past and to rejoice in the promise of what lies ahead.
Amy Gerstler’s Index of Women, forthcoming from Penguin Books on April 6, 2021.
Ten poets whose first books were published in 2020, including Anthony Cody and torrin a. greathouse, share their inspirations, processes, writer’s block remedies, and paths to publication.
The Impact Library Program, an initiative of the nonprofit Little Free Library, brings free miniature libraries to communities where books are scarce to encourage a love of reading and improve literacy across the country.
A teaching press based at High Point University in North Carolina that launched early this year aims to feature experimental poetry, fiction, and translation that “maintains a connection to human experience.”
The novelist and essayist on five outlets that he has worked with as an editor or have published pieces from his forthcoming nonfiction book, Craft in the Real World.
Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham’s book, Black Futures, comprises more than five hundred pages of poetry, artwork, memes, essays, and lyrics from Black artists.
The Prisoner Express program, created by Gary Fine in 2004, supports people who are incarcerated by sending them curated packages of books and offering educational programs.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion and The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us From the Void by Jackie Wang.
Poet Kaveh Akbar on his role as the poetry editor of the Nation and the challenges and possibilities of literary editing.
The Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have launched a fellowship program that honors disabled writers and artists in a variety of disciplines with grants of $50,000 each.
“Every book I write is informed by my whole life.” —Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of The Freezer Door
The author of Thin Places recalls failed attempt after failed attempt to maintain a strict writing schedule.
A look inside the dispute between the former workers and board of Poets House over why the poetry nonprofit and library temporarily closed and laid off staff in November.
Melissa Febos’s Girlhood, forthcoming from Bloomsbury Publishing on March 30, 2021.
“There’s never a lack of inspiration.” —Morgan Christie, author of These Bodies
The author of Thin Places considers how to write an essay (or essay collection) that follows the arc of epiphany.
Kaitlyn Greenidge’s Libertie, forthcoming from Algonquin Books on March 30, 2021.
“I was surprised by how much agency my characters seemed to have.” —Francesca Ekwuyasi, author of Butter Honey Pig Bread
The author of Thin Places celebrates hot-blooded writing.