By Subcription: Writing by Albert Goldbarth, J. Malcolm Garcia, Deborah Bogen, Jendi Reiter, Mark Osteen and other writers and artists. 


In this presentation at the Kansas City Public Library, Antonya Nelson talks about her recent novel, Bound, and her short story collection, Funny Once.


The anthology explores how the Middle East has captured the imaginations of a significant group of Native American poets.


Winners, finalists, and judges for the 2016 New Letters Literary Awards: Click arrow below for details.  

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Kansas City Literary Events

Terry Tempest Williams

Kansas City, Mo.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Bill Moran & John Burroughs

Kansas City, Mo.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mish, Baltazar & Smith

Lawrence, Kan.
Thursday, July 27, 2017


Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.

Kevin Rabas (left) named Kansas Poet Laureate . . .


Dave Smith Collection

Special Pricing: This collection includes New Letters (Vol. 80, No. 1), two CDs with New Letters on the Air programs from 19811988, and part one and two of a 2014 interview, all featuring the work of Dave Smith. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced in our audio archives.