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


As part of Women's History Month, we pay tribute to the late Carolyn Kizer, the influential poet and feminist who passed away in October 2014.


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


IN MEMORIAM, James McKinley (Dec. 8, 1935 – March 28, 2015): *Editor New Letters (1985 – 2002) & BkMk Press (1989 – 2002)
*President, Associated Writing Programs (1998-2001)

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Kansas City Literary Events

Joseph Kanon

Kansas City, Mo.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Memorial for James McKinley

Kansas City, Mo., 3607 Pennsylvania Ave.
Saturday, April 4, 2015

Alan Michael Parker & Aaron Burch

Warrensburg, Mo.
Tuesday, April 7, 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


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.