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The Corner Library

Poets & Writers Magazine takes a look inside the Corner Library, a tiny book depository serving the community in Brooklyn, New York's Williamsburg neighborhood.

Moby-Dick in Pictures by Matt Kish

In the graphic adaptation Moby-Dick in Pictures, released by Tin House Books in October, artist Matt Kish presents an illustration for every page of the 552-page classic. These eleven images are from Chapter XXXII: Cetology, in which Herman Melville...

Portraits From MFA Nation

On a hot, sunny day in early July, more than two dozen MFA students and graduates answered our open call to gather in New York City's Central Park for the photo shoot that resulted in the cover of our September/October 2011 issue. After the shoot,...

"Pretty Convincing" by Tim Dlugos

New York City poet Tim Dlugos published four chapbooks and one full-length collection before his death from AIDS in 1990. A new volume, A Fast Life: The Collected Works of Tim Dlugos, is being released by Nightboat Books this month. In this...

Steve Earle's "The Gulf of Mexico"

In May Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published Steve Earle’s first novel, I’ll Never Get Out of Here Alive. Around the same time New West Records released his album of the same title, a much-anticipated follow-up to the 2009 Grammy Award-winning Townes...

Josh Ritter's "The Curse"

This month Dial Press will publish Josh Ritter's debut novel, Bright’s Passage, and introduce readers to what listeners of Ritter’s songs have been enjoying for some time. As Poets & Writers contributor Benjamin Percy writes, "Ritter’s songs...

Behind the Scenes at a Poets & Writers Cover Shoot

Go behind the scenes at the photo shoot with the literary agents featured on the cover of our July/August issue to see how much time and energy goes into capturing the images published in Poets & Writers Magazine. Join the photographer, the art...

Writing Contest Advice

Watch Stephanie G'Schwind, Camille Rankine, Michael Collier, and Beth Harrison offer their advice for poets and writers interested in submitting their work to writing contests. G'Schwind, director of the Center for Literary Publishing; Collier,...

Book Paintings by Mike Stilkey

For the past several years, artist Mike Stilkey has repurposed old books as a medium for his portraits of people and animals. Here are a dozen of his works, some of which will be on display in the exhibition Face to Face: The Changing Face of...

The Future of Family-Friendly Residencies

Watch contributor Thomas Israel Hopkins—along with this wife, novelist Emily Barton, and their son, Tobias—discuss the impetus for writing "The Future of Family-Friendly Residencies." In the article, which appears in the March/April 2011 issue of...

Jefferson Rabb's Artful Author Websites

Jefferson Rabb, one of the most highly sought after web designers in the publishing world, recently sat down with contributor Joshua Bodwell to discuss his craft and the evolving world of book-related websites.

DIY: How to Coptic Bind a Chapbook

As a companion to Indie Innovators, a special section on groundbreaking presses and magazines, we demonstrate how to Coptic bind a chapbook. View the accompanying slideshow for information on formatting your book in Microsoft Word.

DIY: How to Make a Pocket-Size Book

As a companion to Indie Innovators, a special section on groundbreaking presses and magazines, the following slideshow offers instructions on formatting your book in Microsoft Word. Don't miss our video demonstration of how to make a pocket-size...

Behind the Scenes at a Poets & Writers Photo Shoot

Take a look behind the scenes at the photo shoot with poet and fiction writer Heather Sellers, who is profiled in the November/December 2010 issue on the occasion of her new memoir, You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know (Riverhead Books). Join the...

DIY: How to Coptic Bind a Chapbook

A companion to Indie Innovators, a special section on groundbreaking presses and magazines. Don't miss our video demonstration of how to Coptic bind a chapbook.

The Broken Bridge: Report From Literary North Korea

Contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. recently traveled to areas of China and South Korea with hopes of entering North Korea and meeting writers living in a country where all art is political. While he never set foot on North Korean soil, he was...

DIY: How to Make a Pocket-Size Book

As a companion to Indie Innovators, a special section on groundbreaking presses and magazines, we demonstrate how to make a pocket-size book. View the accompanying slideshow for information on formatting your book in Microsoft Word.

McNally Jackson Books in New York City

For the sixth and final installment of our series of interviews, Inside Indie Bookstores, Jeremiah Chamberlin travelled to New York City to speak with Sarah McNally, owner of McNally Jackson Books.

Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver

For the fifth installment of our ongoing series of interviews, Inside Indie Bookstores, Jeremiah Chamberlin travelled to Denver to speak with Joyce Meskis, owner of Tattered Cover.

Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee

For the fourth installment of our ongoing series of interviews, Inside Indie Bookstores, Jeremiah Chamberlin travelled to Milwaukee to speak with Daniel Goldin, owner of Boswell Book Company.

Women & Children First in Chicago

For the third installment of our ongoing series of interviews, Inside Indie Bookstores, Jeremiah Chamberlin travelled to Chicago to speak with Linda Bubon, who, along with Ann Christophersen, owns Women & Children First.

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