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


In this public reading, Angela Jackson shares some of her work from the last two decades including her 2009 novel, Where I Must Go.


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


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

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Kansas City Literary Events

Kwame Dawes

Warrensburg, Mo.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dunya Mikhail

Kansas City, Mo.
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Brian Foley, Nick Gulig, & Gene Kwak

Kansas City, Mo.
Saturday, January 31, 2015


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


Valzhyna Mort CD and New Letters Magazine

This collection includes New Letters (Vol. 79, No. 2), with work by Valzhyna Mort, and a CD of the first and second half of her 2012 New Letters on the Air interview.