Poet, publisher, editor, and activist Carmen Giménez Smith, whose fifth book, Cruel Futures, is out from City Lights, has some advice for other hardworking poets: We make art to reach readers, not to win a race.
Split This Rock’s outgoing executive director on the intersection of poetry and politics, and the organization’s upcoming festival.
Described as “a lamentation aimed at providing clarity,” Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country is Steve Almond's effort to make sense of our historical moment using literary voices, including Melville, Orwell, Bradbury, and Baldwin.
Poets, activists, and survivors respond to gun violence in a new anthology of poems and essays from Beacon Press.
An exploration of windows as creative tools: how they expand our horizons in the world and in writing, acting as frames for observation and portals to the new worlds we discover in our art.
Jamia Wilson, the new executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press, shares her plans to advance the press’s mission of championing marginalized voices.
Library of Congress launches web portal to explore its digital collections; Milkweed Editions to publish the late Max Ritvo’s second book; Barnes & Noble donates to hurricane-affected areas; and other news.
At a time when the environment faces increasing threats, scholars and writers gather to promote conversation and interdisciplinary research about literature and environmental sustainability.
Salman Rushdie’s new novel, The Golden House, marks a triumphant return to realism for the titan of letters whose insights on everything from novel-writing and magical realism to identity and social media are as fascinating as the worlds he creates in his books.
Women’s Prize for Fiction seeks new sponsor; Roxane Gay’s ABA conference keynote; Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy’s return to fiction; and other news.