Volume 80 nos. 3 & 4 includes work by Ted Kooser, Sheila Kohler, Major Jackson, Gerald Stern and Danusha Laméris, among others.


Janice N. Harrington reads from her poetry collection The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home.


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


We're excited to announce the winners of the 2014 New Letters Literary Awards.

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Kansas City Literary Events

Power of Words Conference Reading

Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Phong Nguyen, Dennis Etzel, & Leah Sewell

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, September 19, 2014

Patricia Lockwood

Lawrence, Kan.
Friday, September 19, 2014


Dave Smith: Midwest Poets Series Event

Wednesday, Sept. 17th: Midwest Poets Series presents the writer, critic, editor, and poet Dave Smith, at Rockhurst University,

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. 


New American Essays

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