Read excerpts of the debut books by this year’s 5 Over 50: Jimin Han, Laura Hulthen Thomas, Karen E. Osborne, Tina Carlson, and Peg Alford Pursell.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
Poet Kiki Petrosino highlights five journals that first published poems appearing in her third collection, Witch Wife, out from Sarabande Books in December.
The country’s longest-running literary quarterly publishes its 500th issue with a new design, a new editor, and a new submissions platform, but the same old commitment to literary excellence.
Novelist and singer-songwriter Ben Arthur finds inspiration in Puritan settler Anne Hutchinson, a character in Kurt Anderson’s book Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History.
More than ninety boxes of material includes notebooks containing early drafts of novels, as well as poetry manuscripts, photographs, audio and video recordings, and more.
Poets and writers share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: considering process when writing a scene with action.
Poets and writers share their notes on writing in this series of micro craft essays. In the latest installment: writing active dialogue without the use of gerunds.
Object Lessons is a series of nonfiction books published by Bloomsbury that each explore a single object. A new group of Object Lessons authors discuss their process—from research, voice, and style to the challenge of incorporating both personal and journalistic perspectives in their books.
The Poets House Showcase in New York City features approximately 3,600 poetry collections, chapbooks, broadsides, anthologies, and other poetry-related texts published in the U.S. over the past eighteen months.
A look at 153 full-residency programs and 59 low-residency programs, sorted alphabetically by region.
The Radius of Arab American Writers works to support and disseminate creative and scholarly writing by Arab Americans through workshops, conferences, and community outreach.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Duluth, Minnesota–based Holy Cow! Press.
Illustrator and U.K. children’s laureate Chris Riddell provides fantastical artwork for a new edition of Neil Gaiman’s first solo novel, Neverwhere, published this month in the U.S. by William Morrow.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Celeste Ng’s new novel, Little Fires Everywhere, and Frank Bidart’s Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016.
At a time when the environment faces increasing threats, scholars and writers gather to promote conversation and interdisciplinary research about literature and environmental sustainability.
The digital deputy editor of GQ discusses his Best Books of the Month feature and the state of diversity in publishing.
Two of the most dynamic poets writing today, both with new collections out, explore issues of poetry and craft, aesthetics and language, luxury and yearning, drag and systematic repression.
The first museum of its kind in the United States, the Chicago-based American Writers Museum honors writers and writing that has helped shaped American society and culture.
Beth Ann Fennelly highlights five journals that first published pieces appearing in her new book, Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs.
For the author whose new novel, The Gypsy Moth Summer, is out now, it took over two decades of writing and rewriting the same scene from her childhood to fully understand—and make peace with—her past.
In a continuing series on international writing communities, contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. spends time with four authors in Tirana, Albania.
Girls creator Lena Dunham discusses her new feminist book imprint, Lenny Books, and its first title, Sour Heart, the debut story collection by Jenny Zhang.
As part of a continuing series, we offer a breakdown of the numbers behind our Grants & Awards listings in our September/October 2017 issue.
It took Joyce Maynard twenty-five years of reflection, distance, and understanding to write her first memoir. But when tragedy struck later in life, her second memoir came much more quickly.
Salman Rushdie’s new novel, The Golden House, marks a triumphant return to realism for the titan of letters whose insights on everything from novel-writing and magical realism to identity and social media are as fascinating as the worlds he creates in his books.