Volume 81 no. 2 features new writing from Mia Leonin, William Trowbridge, Dennis Kennedy, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and Margo Berdeshevsky.


Jayne Anne Phillips discusses her fifth novel, Quiet Dell, based on the real life story of a murder in her hometown.


A book by Thomas McAfee was the first full-length publication from BkMk Press in 1975. Forty years later, BkMk is celebrating that occasion by publishing McAfee’s “There Is Not Fashion to It: Selected Poems.”


New Letters Weekend Writing Conference 2015 Keynote Speaker: Katherine Karlin. For more information about the conference, click here.

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Kansas City Literary Events

Linda Rodriguez & Diane Glancy

Overland Park, Kan.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

KC Fringe Festival: Music, Dance, & Poetry

Kansas City, Mo.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Catherine Anderson, Catherine Browder, & Satarah Wheeler

Lawrence, Kan.
Thursday, July 23, 2015


New Letters Nurtures Writers

On June 10th, Juan Felipe Herrera was named the 21st U.S. poet laureate, making him the first Chicano poet to serve in that role. New Letters on the Air captured him early in his career and thanks to a Save America's Treasures grant, he can be heard for free in our Audio Archives. More information available here.

New Book by Robert Day in July

The Billion Dollar Dream, Robert Day’s third story collection, will be published July, 2015, by BkMk Press.


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.