By Subscription: Writing by Stephen Dunn, Hilma Wolitzer, an interview with Robin Robertson & a special feature on Cuban and Cuban-American writers and artists. 


In front of an audience at the Kansas City Public Library, U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera reads from his 2015 book, Notes on the Assemblage.


Heirlooms is a fascinating collection of stories about an extended family of Jews before, during and long after the holocaust, in France, in Israel, in the United States.


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

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Kansas City Literary Events

Aguilar, Wuehle, & Weaver

Kansas City, Mo.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Al Young Master Class at UMKC (public invited)

Kansas City, Mo.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Al Young Poetry Reading at UMKC (public event)

Kansas City, Mo.
Monday, September 26, 2016


A Stand for Conger Beasley Jr.

The death of one of the most significant literary figures of the Kansas City region, Conger Beasley Jr., on Aug. 9, 2016, author of over 19 books of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, articles and art, has gone . . .

Summer Subscription Special

Want to read more of the writers recently heard on New Letters on the Air? For a limited time, new subscribers to New Letters magazine can also receive one free back issue featuring works by Dunya Mikhail, Aliki or Willis Barnstone or Tom Kennedy. Click here to learn how to receive our Summer Subscription Special.


C.D. Wright Collection

This collection features a CD containing both the 1999 and the 2009 interviews with acclaimed poet C.D. Wright. For a limited time, these programs are also available for free streaming through our archives.