The author of Horsepower examines and resists the racism and subconscious anxieties that infect the U.S. literary imagination.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
Khaled Mattawa’s Fugitive Atlas, forthcoming from Graywolf Press on October 20, 2020.
“Kevin Killian always told me great fiction lets you know how things smell.” —Andrew Durbin, author of Skyland
The author of Horsepower suggests putting aside knowledge and focusing on unlearning.
Tyree Daye’s Cardinal, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press on October 6, 2020.
“There’s a balance to be struck between what you reveal and what you hold back.” —Sophie Mackintosh, author of Blue Ticket
Hiroko Oyamada’s The Hole, translated from the Japanese by David Boyd, forthcoming from New Directions on October 6, 2020.
“Writing is supposed to be fun. Enjoy yourself.” —Kyle McCarthy, author Everyone Knows How Much I Love You
A growing list of conferences, festivals, and writing contests that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Bryan Washington’s Memorial, forthcoming from Riverhead Books on October 6, 2020.
“I always write better from a place of joy than I do from a place of discipline.” —Emily Temple, author of The Lightness
The author of This Is One Way to Dance resists genre limitations and seeks her own unique form.
Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction, edited by Joshua Whitehead, forthcoming from Arsenal Pulp Press on September 22, 2020.
The author of Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distractions, and Other Dilemmas in the Writer’s Life talks about the impetus for writing the book, response after its publication, and its lessons for a new generation of writers.
A campaign started by James Patterson has raised more than $1.2 million to help indie bookstores struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.
The Book Traces project at the University of Virginia documents annotations, marks, and objects found in library books, creating a record of readers’ engagement with the book as a physical object.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books including Seeing the Body by Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino.
With the spread of COVID-19, organizers of literary events across the United States have devised creative ways to move programming online and build community among writers.
The press publishes immersive, imaginative chapbooks of poetry, prose, and art, which are printed and folded in the style of a map.
Poet Keetje Kuipers, the new editor in chief of Poetry Northwest, shares her plans for bringing a sense of play and risk to the Pacific Northwest’s oldest literary magazine.
The author of the essay collection A History of My Brief Body and the poetry collection This Wound Is a World on five journals that have published his poems and essays.
Our annual debut fiction roundup features Ashleigh Bryant Phillips, Jean Kyoung Frazier, Corinne Manning, Megha Majumdar, and John Fram.
An in-depth look into whether the number of poets represented by literary agents is on the rise, and how agents help poets achieve their career goals.
The freelance critic on her path to becoming a critic, her reading process, and her favorite publications.
Writers have been cooking up a bright array of foods, from strawberry chiffon cake to Sichuan chili fish, while heeding orders to stay at home during the pandemic.