Volume 81 no. 2 features new writing from Mia Leonin, William Trowbridge, Dennis Kennedy, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and Margo Berdeshevsky.

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Poet Greg Field (shown) discusses his 2014 collection, Black Heart, with his editor and former Kansas Poet Laureate Denise Low.

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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

Sinéad Morrissey

Kansas City, Mo.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Michelle Boisseau, Karen Craigo, & Mike Czyzniejewski

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, May 8, 2015

UMKC Creative Writing Graduates Reading

Kansas City, Mo.
Saturday, May 9, 2015

News

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.

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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.