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Fred Arroyo and Richard Blanco

Part of UMKC's celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month in 2012, this public reading features writers of Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage, Richard Blanco (shown) and Fred Arroyo. Richard Blanco shares his experience growing up torn between Cuban and American cultures and reads poems from his melodic 2012 collection, Looking for the Gulf Motel. An openly gay poet, he was also the first ...

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    Xánath Caraza

    Originally from Xalapa, in Veracruz, Mexico, Xánath Caraza likes to use poetry to showcase some of Mexico’s linguistic and cultural diversity, drawing inspiration from Afro-M...

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    American Sanctuaries

    New Letters on the Air celebrates public libraries with this special anthology of poets, novelists, and memoirists, who talk about how they found inspiration and refuge in the libraries of their youth. Judith Ortiz Cofer, Junot Día...

Kansas City Literary Events

Susan Rieke & Rich Smith

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Overland Park, Kan.


Midwest Poets Series Presents Alice Friman

Award-winning poet and New Letters' contributor, Alice Friman will read her work at a Midwest Poets Series event on Thursday, October 30th. Visit our literary calendar for more details


Celebrate Baseball: A New Letters Special Issue

This isssue includes an interview with Buck O'Neil and writing by Ted Kooser and Dan Quisenberry + others.