By Subcription: Writing by Albert Goldbarth, J. Malcolm Garcia, Deborah Bogen, Jendi Reiter, Mark Osteen and other writers and artists. 


Edward Hirsch shares elegiac poetry dedicated to his son from his 2014 collection Gabriel: A Poem.


The anthology explores how the Middle East has captured the imaginations of a significant group of Native American poets.


Winners, finalists, and judges for the 2016 New Letters Literary Awards: Click arrow below for details.  

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Kansas City Literary Events

Robert F. Willson

Kansas City, Mo.
Monday, June 26, 2017

Naomi Shihab Nye at the National Storytelling Conference

Kansas City, Mo.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Nancy McCabe

Wichita, Kan.
Thursday, July 6, 2017


Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.

Kevin Rabas (left) named Kansas Poet Laureate . . .


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.