New writing by Linda Pastan, Eric Pankey, Carolyne Wright, Gary Gildner, and others. 


Poet Dennis Finnell reads from his collections  Pie 8 and Ruins Assembling.


Now Available

Boulevard Women, by Lauren Cobb, winner of the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction from BkMk Press. 


New book of essays first appearing in New Letters, by Editor Robert Stewart.  

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Kansas City Literary Events

Walter Kirn

Kansas City, Mo.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Piper Abernathy & Bill Peck

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, August 8, 2014

Catherine Anderson, Stephen Roth, & Alarie Tennille

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, August 15, 2014


Paean for Bill Hickok (1931-2014)

I commemorate, here, a great man and a great friend, Bill Hickok, who died in Los Angeles on Monday, July 21, 2014. 

Christian Barter on New Letters on the Air

Hear Christian Barterinterviewed by Angela Elam on New Letters on the Air at



New American Essays

with writing by Janet Burroway, Charles Simic, Judith Ortiz Cofer, William H. Gass, and many others.