"Just like a good book, parenting is unpredictable." Julia Fierro's debut novel was released in paperback yesterday by St. Martin's Griffin with a helpful extra page for parenting emergencies.
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Erika Swyler's debut novel, published last month by St. Martin's Press, features mermaids, drownings, tarot cards, and a librarian who uncovers mysteries about his family.
"I tell people that spoken word poetry is a type of poetry that doesn't just want to live on paper, that something about it demands to be heard out loud and witnessed in person." For the first installment of PBS NewsHour's "Brief but Spectacular" series, Sarah Kay talks about the importance of making poetry accessible and reads her poem "The Paradox."
For the P.O.P. series, Nick Flynn reads a poem by William Blake and "Cathedral of Salt," a poem from his new collection, My Feelings (Graywolf Press, 2015). Flynn's fourth poetry collection is featured in Page One in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Jonathan Galassi, president and publisher of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, speaks with Beacon Press president Helene Atwan about his debut novel, Muse (Knopf, 2015), which is featured in Page One in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Naomi Jackson shares her favorite writing tools and personal photos that provided inspiration for the characters in her debut novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill, published today by Penguin Press. Read more about Jackson in “First Fiction 2015" in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, and catch her tour in the Reading Tour Manager.
In this short film presented by Electric Literature, a sentence from Etgar Keret's short story "Todd" is animated by Tatia Rosenthal and set to music by Christopher Bowen. Keret's new memoir, The Seven Good Years, was published this month by Riverhead Books and is featured in Page One in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Heather Fowler's fourth collection of short stories, published by Queen's Ferry Press in 2014, introduces flawed characters and tales of pain and desperation. Queen's Ferry Press is featured in "Small Press Points" in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
At Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., Judy Blume responds to Linda Holmes, editor of NPR's Monkey See, about the banning of her books. Blume discusses her new novel, In the Unlikely Event (Knopf, 2015), in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.