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

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In this live reading, poet and editor Kwame Dawes shares work from his book, Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems.

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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

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

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Kansas City Literary Events

A Conversation with Natasha Trethewey

Lawrence, Kan.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Vijay Seshadri

Kansas City, Mo.
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Trudy Lewis

Springfield, Mo.
Friday, March 6, 2015

News

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

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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.