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In this live reading, Terrance Hayes shares poetry from his fifth award-winning book, How to Be Drawn, and tries out some of his new American sonnets.

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Resonant and lyrical tales of the dangers and frustrations of life at all ages.
    —Kirkus Reviews

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Winners, finalists, and judges for the 2017 New Letters Literary Awards: Click arrow below for details.  

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Kansas City Literary Events

Stewart O’Nan

Kansas City, Mo.
Monday, October 23, 2017

A Conversation with Stewart O'Nan

Kansas City, Mo.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Richard Robbins

Maryville, Mo.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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New Letters on the Air Presents a Live Conversation with PEN/Faulkner Award Winner Stewart O'Nan

This author of fiction and non-fiction will discuss his career and reveal how he crafts his writing with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam in a live event (more) on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. RSVP

BKMK PRESS POETRY AND FICTION CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Find out who won the latest Ciardi Prize for Poetry and Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. You could be next! Click here for contest guidelines.

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Dave Smith Collection

Special Pricing: This collection includes New Letters (Vol. 80, No. 1), two CDs with New Letters on the Air programs from 19811988, and part one and two of a 2014 interview, all featuring the work of Dave Smith. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced in our audio archives.