The editor of What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About discusses the mother wound, the importance of writing our bodies, and editing some of her favorite writers.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
Adrian Matejka, Robin Coste Lewis, and Paisley Rekdal are among the thirteen recipients of the inaugural Poets Laureate Fellowships.
“I think writing should be connected to the constant ever-evolving work of discovering, (re)imagining, and (re)claiming one’s own selfhood.” —Alison C. Rollins, author of Library of Small Catastrophes
“Look for beauty and grace even in the challenging material, whenever possible.” —Kenji C. Liu, author of Monsters I Have Been
Richard Blanco’s new book, How to Love a Country, questions the very makeup of the American narrative, and ultimately asks what it means to be American.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including The Tradition by Jericho Brown and Orange World by Karen Russell.
A literary agent answers questions from writers about genre, age, costs, and client lists.
A pair of English singer-songwriters perform literature-inspired music in bookstores across the United States.
The online storytelling community expands to print with the launch of Wattpad Books.
Poets House in New York City launches an interactive digital exhibition of their chapbook collection.
Funded by novelist Charles Frazier, the Cold Mountain series will highlight new literary fiction from the South.
A Houston artist turns outdated manuals, phone books, and encyclopedias into visually striking sculptures.
The Kansas City, Missouri–based independent press approaches its fiftieth anniversary with plans to launch a chapbook competition in 2020.
A historical novelist discusses her experiences in self-publishing; an editor and publicist weigh in.
Poet and memoirist Meghan O’Rourke, the incoming editor of the Yale Review, discusses her approach to editing, her plans for the journal, and the trends she’s most excited about.
This collection of case studies in self-publishing offers independent authors advice, warnings, encouragement, and inspiration.
A fiction writer discusses five journals that published work from her debut story collection, Sabrina & Corina.
The industry’s best and brightest agents respond directly to readers’ questions in this regular column dating back to 2010.
A roundup of four new anthologies, including the third volume of the BreakBeat Poets series, Halal If You Hear Me, edited by Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo.
“If what you’re writing begins to scare you, don’t stop—it’s about to get real good.” —Gala Mukomolova, author of Without Protection
After the death of Donald Hall, on June 23, 2018, a poet says goodbye to his mentor and friend.
The search is underway for the next executive director of the Cave Canem Foundation.
“There’s a lot of mystery in my writing process, and I have the suspicion that I’m doing all the steps out of order.” —Emily Skaja, author of Brute
A best-selling author offers some light-hearted tips for authors crafting those obligatory pages at the front and back of their books.
“My best work, regardless of genre, often happens in one big burst.” —Namwali Serpell