Volume 80 nos. 3 & 4 includes work by Ted Kooser, Sheila Kohler, Major Jackson, Gerald Stern and Danusha Laméris, among others.


Jane Smiley discusses her 2014 book, Some Luck, the first in a trilogy that follows an Iowa farm family for more than a century.


Available Now
from BkMk Press:

We Can All
Go Home

Three Novellas in Homage to Chekhov by
Catherine Browder. 


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

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Kansas City Literary Events

Kate Lorenz, Robert Stewart, & Kristin Lockridge

Lawrence, Kan.
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thomas Fox Averill

Kansas City, Mo.
Sunday, December 14, 2014

Richard Newman & Robert Stewart

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, January 9, 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


Jane Smiley CD Collection

Special Pricing: This collection features both the 1991 and the 2005 interviews with the prize-winning author Jane Smiley. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced and are available through our archives.