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The Library as Incubator Project

A collection of art, writing, performances, and workshops that have taken place in or been inspired by libraries, as featured in the Library as Incubator Project, a website that connects writers, artists, and libraries from all over the world.

The Bard Behind the Bar

Join contributor Robert Hershon for a pint at McSorley's Old Ale House, where poet and head bartender Geoffrey Bartholomew has sold more than five thousand copies of his self-published collection, The McSorley's Poems, without the aid of a high-...

Ampersands in the World

The ampersand has survived from ancient origins to the present day, where its usage is ubiquitous, and stylistically varied. In this slideshow, we train our lenses on the logogram's incarnations in everyday life. You can help add to our exhibit by...

Sabina Murray on Tales of the New World

Author Sabina Murray discusses her second story collection, Tales of the New World, inspired by the explorers and settlers of history and legend who shaped our modern world. The PEN/Faulkner Award winner's book is forthcoming from Black Cat in...

Joan Didion's Blue Nights

Kimberly Farr reads an excerpt from the memoir Blue Nights (Knopf) in which Joan Didion writes with stunning frankness about the death of her daughter, Quintana Roo, as well as her own mortality.

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.

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