By Subcription: Writing by Sheila Kohler, Kelly Cherry, Willis Barnstone and other writers and artist. 

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In this program called Black Women Writers in History, we hear works by writers Phillis Wheatley, Margaret Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Rita Dove.

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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

Thomas Fox Averill

Wichita, Kan.
Thursday, March 1, 2018

John Hodgen

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, March 2, 2018

Kevin Rabas

Basehor, Kan.
Saturday, March 3, 2018

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New Letters on the Air Archive Audio on The Paris Review Podcast

The Paris Review’s podcast for Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, will feature John Ashbery reading his poem “Soonest Mended,” from a 1986 New Letters on the Air program. More information and links to The Paris Review Podcast here.

Writers for Readers

Join us at Writers for Readers November 1st,  an evening celebrating the power of expression through creative writing and reading. 

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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.