Our cover story is an interview with poet Anne Carson, whose latest book The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos adds another facet to the poet's genre-defying oeuvre.
Anne Carson: Beauty Prefers an Edge
An interview with Anne Carson.
James Alan McPherson: Consistently Himself
A profile of fiction writer James McPherson.
Norman Mailer: A Literary Lion Roars
A profile of Norman Mailer.
Conferences and Residencies
Cave Canem: A Haven for Black Poets
The Cave Canem Foundation's annual retreat.
The Black Writers Retreat: Where Each Voice is Equal
The Black Writers Retreat in the Catskills of New York.
The Orono Writers Conference: Poetry in Context
The Orono Writers Conference in Maine.
Villa Montalvo: A California Getaway
The Villa Montalvo retreat in Saratoga, California.
Ragdale: Writers House on the Prairie
The Ragdale Colony in Illinois.
News and Trends
Las Vegas Offers Asylum to Writers
Las Vegas is designated a city of asylum for exiled writers from around the world.
New Book Club, Twin Cities Style
The Talking Volume Book Club in the Twin Cities turns the books it picks into local best-sellers.
NPM Celebrates Poet Stamps
During National Poetry Month, the Academy of American Poets will petition the U.S. Postal Service to issue stamps of poets.
The Practical Writer
Working Poets: And How They Got That Way
Poets who also work as editors.
Experience Through Language: How and Editor Chooses a Poem
The editor of the Beloit Poetry Journal describes how she selects poems for the magazine.
The Literary Life
Toys in the Attic: An Ars Poetica Under the Influence
Twitchell muses on the essence of poetry, and how it may be related to her depression.
The Nymph Stick Insect: Observations on Poetry, Science & Creation
Observations on poetry, science, and creation.