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

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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. 

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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

Dave Smith

Kansas City, Mo.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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

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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. 

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New American Essays

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