From Poets & Writers Inc.

POETS & WRITERS IS MORE than a magazine. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving creative writers. We pay fees to writers giving readings and leading workshops, provide information and advice to authors, and help them connect with one another and with audiences. We also sponsor a number of awards and prizes. Learn more at

Connecting Cultures

Each year, through its Readings/Workshops program, Poets & Writers has the privilege of supporting hundreds of writers representing the many voices that compose contemporary American literature. 

In April Poets & Writers held the fourth annual Connecting Cultures Reading in New York City. A dozen readers recently funded through the Readings/Workshops program and affiliated with the literary organizations Calypso Muse, CantoMundo, Cave Canem, and Kundiman gathered at La Casa Azul Bookstore to share and celebrate one another’s writing. 

In June Poets & Writers held a similar event at the literary arts center Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles. See photos from that reading and learn more about the Readings/Workshops program at

Photo Credit: Margarita Corporan