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Ellen Bryant Voigt

Winner of the 2014 Arthur Rense Poetry Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for her eighth book, Headwaters, Ellen Bryant Voigt sits down with fellow poet and professor, Michelle Boisseau, to discuss this collection. Her first since her esteemed Poets' Prize winner, Messenger: New and Selected Poems (2007), Voi...

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    Dave Smtih

    Poet Dave Smith grew up in Virginia’s tidewater region along the coast, so it’s no surprise that his many books of poetry and essays are abundant in inspiration from the outdoor life in that area. Smith, who has been described as a poe...

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    Philip Levine: Past American Voice

    We remember the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Philip Levine, who died on February 14, 2015 at the age of 87 at his home in Fresno. The work of the former U.S. Poet Laureate has been described as deceptively simple and pulsing with th...

Kansas City Literary Events

Alarie Tennille & Eve Brackenbury

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Overland Park, Kan.


New Letters Hosts Poet Laureate of Northern Ireland, Sinead Morrissey

Morrissey, author of 5 poetry collections and the recipient of the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, will read from her work May 6, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. Details here. 


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.