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Poets & Writers Magazine • Volume 51 • Issue 3
EDITOR’S Note • DWELLING IN CONFIDENCE
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NEWS AND Trends
Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin
ChatGPT Revises Authorship
Small Press Points
Q & A Major Jackson of The Slowdown
The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises
Radiant Fog • ONE WRITER’S LIFE IN RURAL AMERICA
Bringing the Joy • LUIS ALBERTO URREA ALWAYS KNEW HIS MOTHER HAD A STORY; HE JUST DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO TELL IT. BUT IN RESEARCHING AND WRITING HIS NEW NOVEL, GOOD NIGHT, IRENE, WHICH FICTIONALIZES HER EXPERIENCES AS A MEMBER OF THE RED CROSS’S LITTLE-KNOWN CLUBMOBILE SERVICE IN WORLD WAR II, HE GAINED A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF THE PERSON SHE WAS—AND AT LAST GAVE HER THE HAPPY ENDING SHE DESERVED.
blooming how she must • WITH ROOTS IN NATURE WRITING, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, POETRY, AND PHOTOGRAPHY, CAMILLE T. DUNGY’S NEW BOOK, SOIL: THE STORY OF A BLACK MOTHER’S GARDEN, DELVES INTO THE PERSONAL AND POLITICAL ACT OF CULTIVATING AND DIVERSIFYING A GARDEN OF HERBS, VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, AND OTHER PLANTS IN THE PREDOMINANTLY WHITE COMMUNITY OF FORT COLLINS, COLORADO.
BE BOLD • PURSUE YOUR CONTEST DREAMS—AT ANY STAGE IN YOUR CAREER
Break On Through • A GUIDE TO GREAT CONTESTS FOR EMERGING WRITERS
Level Up • CONTEST JUDGES ON STANDING OUT IN A CROWD
Writing Into Our Imagining • APPLYING FOR GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Celebrate Every Win • HOW SAVORING ONE VICTORY CAN FUEL YOUR NEXT
First • GINA CHUNG’S SEA CHANGE
The Fine Print • HOW TO READ YOUR BOOK CONTRACT
Conferences & Residencies
A Virtuous Circle