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The Time Is Now
Humans may no longer have the nictitating membranes, tails, and vomeronasal organs possessed by birds, monkeys, or reptiles, but we do still have vestiges of them, whittled down to nonfunctioning parts of the body: the folds at the inside corners of
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Small Press Perseverance
IN MOST years Kaya Press, a small publisher in Los Angeles that specializes in writing from the Asian and Pacific Islander diasporas, takes in $3,000 to $4,000 through traditional book sales for the month of March, along with another $1,000 via direc
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The Infallible Continuum
JOHN Steinbeck famously asked a group of creative writing students on the first day of a writing class, “Why are you here? Why aren’t you sitting at home writing?” Questions that imply an uncomfortable quandary. I wonder why an adventurous student di
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Order Out of Chaos
IF YOU follow any number of poets on social media, you’ve probably seen a version of this photo: the pages of a collection in progress, spread across the floor or perhaps taped on a wall. Sometimes it’s an orderly line across the room, sometimes a fl
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Pw.org
Visit our Small Presses and Literary Magazines databases to find detailed information, such as reading periods, editors’ advice, and submission guidelines, for more than fifteen hundred spots to send your work. Keep track of your submissions to magaz
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Reading In The Bardo
WHEN campus closed suddenly in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I filled bags with books from my office—ones I would need for teaching online and others I planned on reading. My kids’ school was next to close, and I recognized that my imag
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Deadlines
A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Nebraska Press is given annually for a debut poetry collection by a poet who was born in Africa, is an African national or resident, or whose parents are African. The prize is cosponsored by Prairie
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Poets & Writers Magazine
POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE Volume 48 • Issue 6 Editor in Chief KEVIN LARIMER Senior Editor DANA ISOKAWA Managing Editor ARIEL DAVIS Associate Editor EMMA KOMLOS-HROBSKY Assistant Editor SPENCER QUONG Art Director MURRAY GREENFIELD Copy Editor ANTOINE D
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Leave the Expectations Behind
Rumaan Alam knows what many readers expect him to write. He is not immune to the expectation all writers of color face—that we will mine our identities to produce a kind of autofiction that will be praised for reflecting Black life or Latinx life or,
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Submission Calendar
PUSHCART PRESS Editors’ Book Award THE STORY PRIZE NARRATIVE 30 Below Contest NEW GUARD Poetry and Fiction Contests NOWHERE MAGAZINE Travel Writing Contest BELOIT POETRY JOURNAL Chad Walsh Chapbook Series BOA EDITIONS A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize BRUNE
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EDITOR’S Note
THE LITANY OF CRISES AND CONCERNS THAT ANYONE WITH an iota of social, political, and environmental awareness is coping with these days needs no repeating here. It is delivered daily through our televisions, phones, radios, newspapers, and computers.
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Leave the World Behind
“Television is idiotic.” Clay turned it off. He’d rather play with his phone. He dropped some ice in a glass. “You want a drink?” Amanda shook her head. “I’m done.” She didn’t yet quite know which switch controlled which light. She flicked one, and t
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Recent Winners
Denver Butson of New York City won the 2020 William Matthews Poetry Prize for “Study Guide.” He received $1,000, and his poem will be published in Volume 26-27, Issue 30, of Asheville Poetry Review. He also received an invitation to give a reading at
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Reactions
Poets & Writers Magazine welcomes feedback from its readers. Please post a comment on select articles at www.pw.org or e-mail editor@pw.org. Letters accepted for publication may be edited for clarity and length. Feedback from readers I want to say th
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The Confounding Insistence On Innocence
THE DEBUT story collection by Danielle Evans, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, was published in 2010, when the author was just twenty-six years old. Rightly heralded as a significant new voice in American short fiction, Evans was selected a y
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DONORS TO POETS & WRITERS, INC.
Amazon Literary Partnership Amy Berkower The E.H.A. Foundation, Inc. Hachette Book Group Ellen and Lawrence Joseph Helen and Frank Macioce National Endowment for the Arts New York City Department of Cultural Affairs New York State Council on the Arts
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The Clifton House
On the ninth anniversary of poet Lucille Clifton’s death, her eldest daughter, Sidney Clifton, felt a strong desire to be back in her family’s former home in Baltimore. She decided to call the owner, who told her the house had been put up for sale th
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The Office of Historical Corrections
The vision for the Institute of Public History that summoned me from my former job as a history professor at GW had been grandiose. An ambitious freshman congresswoman demanded funding to put a public historian in every zip code in the country, a cor
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Conferences & Residencies
The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held online from January 15, 2021, to January 18, 2021. The conference features workshops of book-length poetry manuscripts with poets and editors. The faculty includes Peter Covino and Joan Houlihan.
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Contributors
LATOYA JORDAN is a writer from Brooklyn, New York. Follow her on Twitter @latoyadjordan. GILA LYONS’s writing on mental health and social justice has appeared in the New York Times; O, the Oprah Magazine; Cosmopolitan; and other publications. THEA PR
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OUR FIFTH ANNUAL 5 over 50
For the past five years we’ve dedicated this space to featuring five debut authors who have lived a good deal of life before publishing their first books. From the start our aim was to highlight not one path—not some mythical road, paved with youthfu
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THE FRIENDS OF POETS & WRITERS, INC.
William J. Anderson John Ballantine Ronald Bartlebaugh Joshua Bodwell Nancy Brown Jennifer Christman Tom Claffey Gary Edwards Judith I. Ferster Mary Fitzpatrick Ann M. Friedman Marianne Gambaro Holter F. Graham Karen Gray Joy Harjo Ed Harrison John H
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Page One
“These are the late poems.” Dearly (Ecco, November 2020) by Margaret Atwood. Fifty-third book, eighteenth poetry collection. Agent: Karolina Sutton. Editor: Daniel Halpern. Publicist: Caitlin Mulrooney-Lyski. “Deep in the mountains of Akishina where
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Elizabeth Wetmore
Age: 52. Residence: Chicago. Book: Valentine (Harper, March 2020), a novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of a West Texas oil town in the 1970s. Agent: Samantha Shea of Georges Borchardt, Inc. Editor: Emily Griffin
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We Need Your Support
What a difference a year makes. A year ago we wrote on this page about our ambitious plans for 2020, our fiftieth anniversary year. We laid out our commitment to empowering writers and strengthening literary communities as well as our plan to launch
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A Chicago Press for the People
On September 24, 2009, sixteen-year-old student Derrion Albert was beaten to death outside of Christian Fenger Academy High School, on the South Side of Chicago, in broad daylight. Though there were many witnesses, one of whom captured the attack on
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Vivian Gibson
Age: 71. Residence: Saint Louis, Missouri. Book: The Last Children of Mill Creek (Belt Publishing, April 2020), a memoir about survival, as told from the viewpoint of a watchful young girl. Agent: None. Editor: Martha Bayne. I THINK it is fair to say
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In Memoriam
Jennifer Breen Josephine Cox Stanley Crouch Don Domanski Max Evans Peter Graham Shirley Ann Grau Winston Groom Pete Hamill Florence Howe Myesha Jenkins Randall Kenan Alice Koller Adalis Martinez William McClung Elaine Moss Gail Sheehy James Silberman
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A. H. Kim
Age: 55. Residence: San Francisco. Book: A Good Family (Graydon House, July 2020), a domestic thriller about a glamorous Big Pharma executive who pleads guilty in a whistleblower lawsuit and enters Alderson women’s prison, only to suspect that one of
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The Anthologist
And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again: Writers From Around the World on the COVID-19 Pandemic (Restless Books, August 2020), edited by Ilan Stavans, offers a global portrait of the disparate and shared experiences of life amid a pandemic. Essay
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