“We are alive because of story. It is one of our ancestors’ most powerful technologies. And we are all storytellers.” Poet Natalie Diaz talks with Jacqueline Woodson about storytelling, truth, and her second book, Postcolonial Love Poem.
With over sixty books published during a career that spans more than half a century, Robert Creeley is one of the most prolific and influential figures in American poetry. This month New Directions is publishing Just in Time: Poems 1984-1994, which collects three of Creeley’s previous books.
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Submit anything, from new to almost-forgotten, previously published if noted in an email, or rejected for whatever reason from other venues. I do work with talented writers if a theme or plot or character can be drawn out and refined for publication in Wood Coin. The magazine is uncensored as of January 2018, yet extreme literary or artistic stunts need to coincide with US obscenity laws.
Following the acclaim of his debut poetry collection, Ocean Vuong found power in imagination and freedom in embellishment and wrote a stunningly original novel: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.
Poet and memoirist Meghan O’Rourke, the incoming editor of the Yale Review, discusses her approach to editing, her plans for the journal, and the trends she’s most excited about.
In the follow-up to her best-selling debut novel, The Tiger’s Wife, which drew from her early childhood in Belgrade, Téa Obreht takes readers to the inhospitable and drought-ridden Arizona territory of 1893.
A conversation between two best-selling authors turns into an impromptu master class in fiction under a canopy of leaves in southwestern Virginia.
Paisley Rekdal’s sixth poetry collection, Nightingale, out in May from Copper Canyon Press, is a stunning book about transformation that will change the way we read violence, silence, and the stories handed down to us.
In Ordinary Light, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Tracy K. Smith embraces a fuller sense of herself as a writer while cementing the connection between her children and her ancestors using the best glue she knows: words.