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


2015 Keynote Speaker: Katherine Karlin. For more information about the conference, click here.

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Kansas City Literary Events

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

Sara Gruen

Kansas City, Mo.
Thursday, April 9, 2015


IN MEMORIAM James McKinley

In Memoriam: A Celebreation of former New Letters and BkMK Press Editor-in-Chief James McKinley, Saturday, April 4, 2015 at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, KCMO. 

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. 


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.