“There are so many ways.” —Destiny O. Birdsong, author of Negotiations
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
The author of Each of Us Killers reflects on how music has informed her fiction.
Te-Ping Chen’s Land of Big Numbers, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on February 2, 2021.
In response to libraries shutting down during the pandemic, artists Katie Garth and Tracy Honn have collected a series of short artists’ books that can be downloaded for free and printed at home.
Dr. Gloria House, a longtime editor at Broadside Lotus Press, discusses the publisher’s future and role in the literary community.
The Texas press publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that is “not only invested in self but also community” by writers from the United States, Latin America, and beyond.
Two new notable anthologies, And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again and African American Poetry, published in the second half of 2020.
For the first time in its 113-year history, MacDowell launches a virtual residency in an effort to build artistic community and fellowship during a time of social distancing.
A writer and editor questions the practice of blind submissions at literary journals as an additional barrier against equity in publishing, and makes the case for diversifying editorial mastheads.
Big Shoulders Books publishes writing from and about Chicagoans whose stories are overlooked—and then gives its books away for free.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Dearly by Margaret Atwood and Memorial by Bryan Washington.
Sidney Clifton, the eldest daughter of poet Lucille Clifton, has purchased her childhood home in Baltimore with plans to recreate the space as a haven for emerging and established artists.
Five authors over the age of fifty—Elizabeth Wetmore, Vivian Gibson, A. H. Kim, Susan Buttenwieser, and Daniel Becker—share excerpts from their first books.
Ten years after her debut story collection was published, Danielle Evans returns with her second book, The Office of Historical Corrections, a timely reckoning with, among other things, America’s history of racialized violence.
The fiction writer on five journals that published stories from her debut collection, If the Body Allows It.
“You may not see it, but I am always writing.” —Heid E. Erdrich, author of Little Big Bully
The author of Each of Us Killers shares strategies for reinventing folktales and myths for contemporary times.
In a continuing series on international writing communities, contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. spends time with writers in the capital city of Bulgaria.
Brontez Purnell’s 100 Boyfriends, forthcoming from MCD x FSG Originals on February 2, 2021.
“Write with yourself and your own healing in mind, before you think of anyone else.” —Cicely Belle Blain, author of Burning Sugar
The author of Each of Us Killers shares a manifesto for literary criticism.
Jackie Wang’s The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us From the Void, forthcoming from Nightboat Books on January 26, 2021.
“We are all authors. Let us acknowledge everyone.” —Juan Felipe Herrera, author of Every Day We Get More Illegal
The author of Each of Us Killers explains why reading and writing are forms of translation.
Jana Larson’s Reel Bay, forthcoming from Coffee House Press on January 19, 2021.