For more than twenty years, Poets & Writers Magazine has been a trusted companion to writers who take their vocation seriously. Within its pages, our readers find provocative essays on the literary life, practical guidance for getting published and pursuing writing careers, in-depth profiles of poets, fiction writers, and writers of creative nonfiction, and conversation among fellow professionals.
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EDITOR’S Note • QUESTIONS THAT HAVE NO ANSWERS
The International Library
One Page Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin
Bookshop Expands Into Publishing
The Writing Freedom Fellowship
Small Press Points
Phillips Edits Princeton Poets
Writing Prompts and Exercises
The Pressure of Young Promise
What Is Meant for You Is Always Meant for You
HOW TO SURVIVE THE DARKNESS OF OUR DAYS • IN HIS FIRST BOOK OF PROSE, DARK DAYS: FUGITIVE ESSAYS, PUBLISHED BY GRAYWOLF PRESS IN AUGUST, AWARD-WINNING POET ROGER REEVES BRAIDS MEMORY, THEORY, AND CLOSE CRITICAL READINGS TO EVOKE A PROFOUND VISION OF COMMUNITY, SOLIDARITY, AND EVEN JOY IN OUR PRESENT MOMENT.
Singing Into the Silence of the State
the tiny, ımmense, and immeasurable gift • Forty years into her illustrious career as a poet, during which she has published ten poetry collections, including her latest, The Asking: New and Selected Poems, Jane Hirshfield holds a simple hope for the future—that she may be granted the great fortune to write the next poem.
Each Morning Calls Us to Praise This World That Is Fleeting
2023 Nonfiction The New
Jami Nakamura Lin
Agents & Editors JAMIA WILSON • Random House executive editor and vice president Jamia Wilson talks about the passion for publishing as a craft that she learned at Feminist Press, how being a writer informs her work as an editor, and the importance of keeping an expansive view of the kinds of books an editor might be interested in.
SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? • Letters From Six Writer-Mentors on the Choice to Pursue an MFA
DECISIONS, DECISIONS • Which MFA Program Is Right for You?
THE THIN ENVELOPE • Embracing Your Writing Life After MFA Rejections
WHEN WORKSHOP IS HARD • How to Deal With Tough Critiques, Miscommunications, and Our Own Insecurities
TWENTY-ONE OTHER WAYS TO GET THERE • An Alternative Map to a Writer’s Education
Publishing Myths • “You must have a big-name agent to get a book deal.”
Conferences & Residencies
Jackson Poetry Prize Honors Sandra Lim