By Subscription: new writing by Joy Harjo, Janet Burroway, Stephen Dobyns, and others.


Reginald Dwayne Betts (shown), John Murillo, Randall Horton, and Marcus Jackson discuss forming their poetry collective called The Symphony.


The Grass Labyrinth by Charlotte Holmes


Winners, finalists, and judges for the 2015 New Letters Literary Awards: Click arrow below for details.  

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Kansas City Literary Events

Arts in Prison

Overland Park, Kan.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Jen Harris, Stacey Portillo, Wayne Courtois, & Simone Savannah

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, February 19, 2016

Kamilah Aisha Moon

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, February 19, 2016


New Letters selected for The Best American Poetry

We are happy to announce that a poem from New Letters, “Lament,” by Debra Marquart, has been selected for The Best American Poetry 2016 by editor Edward Hirsch. 

Poet Rodney Jones Coming to Kansas City’s Midwest Poets Series, Feb. 4, 2016

Midwest Poets Series presents Rodney Jones, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award and National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, held in Arrupe Auditorium, Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost, Kansas City, Mo. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Reading begins at 7:00 p.m.


Celebrate Baseball: A New Letters Special Issue

This isssue includes an interview with Buck O'Neil and writing by Ted Kooser and Dan Quisenberry + others.