Our cover story is a conversation with poet Sapphire on the occasion of her second collection Black Wings & Blind Angels.
Breaking Karma: A Conversation With Sapphire
A profile of fiction writer and poet Sapphire.
Miami Literati: How Magic City Became Book Town
The literary scene flourishes in Miami.
Poets in Exile
A look at Cuban writers who have sought haven in Miami.
Write in Our Midst: The Miami Book Fair International
The Miami Book Fair International brings the street fair to the book fair.
Is Workshop in Your Phrase Book? The First Ever Cuba-U.S. Writers Conference
Writers of the Americas, an organization that seeks to sponsor bilingual writers conferences, holds its first event in Cuba.
Bahama Drama: Not So Easy in the Islands
The literary scene in the Bahamas.
News and Trends
An Oprah Author One Year Later
An update on fiction writer Bret Lott.
Norton Exits NPS
Norton ends its tenure as a publisher of National Poetry Series titles.
Freelancers Score Copyright Victory
A new ruling on electronic rights protection from the U.S. Court of Appeals.
NYRB Launches Classics Series
A new series from New York Review of Books gives new life to out-of-print and overlooked titles.
The Practical Writer
The First Five Pages: An Agent's Guide to Getting Read
Agent Noah Lukeman dispenses advice on how to make your manuscript stand out in the slush pile.
Supply and (Print On) Demand: Is Democracy Ever a Bad Idea?
Online print-on-demand outlets allow authors to publish and seek an audience for their work on their own terms.
The Literary Life
Getting Clear: Dan Wakefield's Creative Path
On journalist-turned-novelist Dan Wakefield.
Metromania: The Vendler/Perloff–Standoff Handoff
On the disagreements of poetry critics Helen Vendler and Marjorie Perloff.