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 • VOICES ABOVE THE NOISE
Poetry to the People Tour
New Home for the Backwaters Press
Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin
Prize for Thrillers Sparks Debate
Rescuing Lethem’s Legends
Small Press Points
Alice Quinn Bids Farewell to PSA
The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises
My Life in Books • A MEDITATION ON THE WRITER’S LIBRARY
BE BOLD • Following the acclaim of his debut poetry collection, Night Sky With Exit Wounds, Ocean Vuong confronted expectations for his second book. Rather than craft more poems or turn to memoir, he found power in imagination and freedom in embellishment and wrote a stunningly original novel: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
First Fiction 2019
A Prayer for Travelers
In West Mills
Four Lunches and a Breakfast • What I Learned About the Book Business While Breaking Bread With Five Hungry Agents
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Ode to a Copy Editor • A WRITER’S BEST FRIEND
How to Get Paid • BOOK PUBLISHING
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