A look at three new anthologies, including A House Called Tomorrow: 50 Years of Poetry From Copper Canyon Press and Relations: An Anthology of African and Diaspora Voices.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Brotherless Night by V. V. Ganeshananthan and Decade of the Brain by Janine Joseph.
In response to a wave of book banning in libraries and schools across the United States, Brooklyn Public Library launched a program where young readers can borrow from the entire online collection at no cost.
To create her delicate book sculptures, Swedish artist Cecilia Levy considers the history, materiality, and composition of old books sourced from her surroundings.
The accomplished poet shares her thoughts on her new role and plans to raise awareness and appreciation of poetry at a national level.
A novelist explores how submitting to and publishing in literary journals can serve as an excellent education for writers while offering a sturdy platform upon which to build a promising career.
Ten debut poets who published in 2022, including James Fujinami Moore and No‘u Revilla, share inspiration, advice, and writers block remedies that sustain their writing.
As threats to freedom of expression rise around the world, organizations like the International Cities of Refuge Network and PEN America strive to support writers.
“I can control what I write and how much of myself I put into the manuscript.” —Evette Dionne, author of Weightless: Making Space for My Resilient Body and Soul
The author of The Boundaries of Their Dwelling considers how best to get into characters’ heads.
“Isn’t poetry supposed to be a spiritual practice?” —John Lee Clark, author of How to Communicate
The author of The Boundaries of Their Dwelling explores fiction’s holy commandments—and when a writer has license to defy them.
“Let your sense of language dawn of its own accord.” —Will Alexander, author of Divine Blue Light: For John Coltrane
The author of The Boundaries of Their Dwelling argues that writers should be as open to influence during revision as they are at the beginning of a project.
“It’s up to you to advocate for your books.” —Allie Rowbottom, author of Aesthetica
The author of The Boundaries of Their Dwelling counts the many ways a novelist may get lost, but ultimately find a way through, a book project.
“The most challenging thing, for me, was believing that it could be done.” —A. J. Bermudez, author of Stories No One Hopes Are About Them
“I am only able to write because of consistent and reliable childcare.” —Kate Baer, author of And Yet
The author of The White Mosque troubles the boundary between realist and genre fiction.
“The more you write, the more there will be to write about—so you’ve just gotta cut it off at some point!” —Franny Choi, author of The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On
The author of The White Mosque considers how writing holds space for the accidental, the random, and the stray.
“The first draft is just telling the story to yourself.” —Jeanna Kadlec, author of Heretic
The author of The White Mosque charts the ambience of literary worlds.
“Fixed ideas are always problematic when it comes to writing fiction.” —Dani Shapiro, author of Signal Fires
The author of The White Mosque offers an ode to intertextuality.