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


Poet Dave Smith reads from Hawks on Wires and discusses his essays included in New Letters magazine and his collection, Hunting Men: Reflections on a Life in American Poetry.


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


New Letters Weekend Writing Conference 2015 Keynote Speaker: Katherine Karlin. For more information about the conference, click here.

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Kansas City Literary Events

Robert Day

Kansas City, Mo.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Meg Johnson, Jennifer Knox, & Rich Smith

Lawrence, Kan.
Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sinéad Morrissey

Kansas City, Mo.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015


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. 

Angela Elam Interviews Writers During Homecoming Trip to Georgia

Angela Elam, host of New Letters on the Air, returns to where she got her start in radio—WUGA—to interview writers, including Georgia Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham, nature writer Gary Ferguson, and Georgia Author of the Year Philip Lee Williams. Details here.


Nikki Giovanni CD Collection

Special Pricing: This two CD collection features programs from 198819941998, and 2015 with poet Nikki Giovanni. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced and are available through our archives.