Volume 81 no. 1 features work by Aliki Barnstone, Debra Marquart, Charles Harper Webb, Thomas E. Kennedy, and Robert Day. 


In this live reading, poet and editor Kwame Dawes shares work from his book, Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems.


New from BkMk:  Border States: spell binding power of the American Midwestern landscape, tapping into its emotional well, not just the physical beauty and expanse--Luis J. Rodriguez


We're excited to announce the winners of the 2014 New Letters Literary Awards.

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Kansas City Literary Events

Elizabeth Gaffney

Kansas City, Mo.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Voices Reading

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, February 27, 2015

A Benefit Reading for Anne Boyer

Kansas City, Mo.
Saturday, February 28, 2015


Jazz at Diastole, Tues., Nov. 11, 2014, 2:30--a benefit

Join us for Kansas City Jazz and to support New Letters on November 11th at Diastole, 2:30 p.m. See more details. 

Midwest Poets Series Presents Alice Friman

Reading, Thurs., Oct. 30, 2014, 7 p.m., Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo. Award-winning poet and New Letters' contributor, Alice Friman will read her work at a Midwest Poets Series event. Visit our literary calendar for more details


Valzhyna Mort CD and New Letters Magazine

This collection includes New Letters (Vol. 79, No. 2), with work by Valzhyna Mort, and a CD of the first and second half of her 2012 New Letters on the Air interview.