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20th Anniversary of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR

20th Anniversary of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR - Judy Ray and Robert Stewart, the co-founders of NEW LE

20th Anniversary of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR A

Judy Ray - Judy Ray and Robert Stewart, the co-founders of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR, discuss two decad

20th Anniversary of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR B

Robert Stewart - Judy Ray and Robert Stewart, the co-founders of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR, discuss two

Amichai, Yehuda (September 12, 2001)

Yehuda Amichai - In honor of the Jewish holidays, a public poetry reading by Israel’s most imp

Blevins (May 12, 1997)

Win Blevins - Award winning STONE SONG is a multi-layered and complex look at the life of Crazy Hors

Bloom (July 28, 1997)

Amy Bloom - A renowned short-story writer, Bloom discusses her first novel, LOVE INVENTS US, and she

Butala (August 25, 1997)

Sharon Butala - One of the Canada's best-selling novelists, Butala talks about her memoir of midlife

Cogan (March 23, 1998)

Priscilla Cogan - Winner of the Small Press Book Award for Fiction, WINONA'S WEB is based on Cogan's

Collier (June 23, 1997)

Michael Collier - A Pushcart Prize winner and director of the Breadloaf Writers Conference, Collier

Cook-Lynn (March 3, 1997)

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn - Poet, literary scholar, and Native American feminist, Cook-Lynn talks about he

Dickey II (July 7, 1997)

James Dickey - This memorial program contains excerpts from Program I with updates about Dickey's li

Dorris III (July 14, 1997)

Michael Dorris - This memorial program contains Program I with more details about the life and death

Duemer (May 26, 1997)

Joseph Duemer - Poetry editor of the WALLACE STEVENS JOURNAL in upstate New York, Duemer talks about

Eady (February 16, 1998)

Cornelius Eady - The New York poet talks about his collection YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER, a remarkabl

Espada, Martín (September 16, 1997)

Martín Espada - The author of five books of poetry, Martín  Espada's collection, 

Espada, Martín (April 1, 1998)

Espada - In part two of the 1997 interview, lawyer-turned-poet, Martín  Espa

Finch (March 16, 1998)

Annie Finch - Women's experiences, past and present, real and invented, fill the pages of EVE, the d

Friman, Alice (May 18, 1998)

Alice Friman - Alice Friman's poems often reflect settings around the world and have been published

Giovanni, Nikki (February 4, 2004)

Nikki Giovanni - A legend in her own time, Nikki Giovanni first gained popularity in the 1960s with

Hester (November 3, 1997)

herine Hester - Winner of the 1997 Bakeless Prize and a fellowship to the Breadloaf Writers Conferen

Hillman (July 6, 1997)

Brenda Hillman - This celebrated poet talks about her collection LOOSE SUGAR, which explores time, s

Jen, Gish (August 12, 1997)

Gish Jen - Gish Jen talks about her novel Mona in the Promised Land, which turns ideas about ethnici

Jensen (December 7, 1997)

Carolyn Jensen - Winner of the Heartland Short Fiction Prize, Jensen is a poet and fiction writer.

Joseph (February 8, 1998)

Allison Joseph - Though born in England to parents from the Caribbean, Joseph spent most of her chil

Keillor (May 11, 1998)

Garrison Keillor - The popular host of public radio's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION, Keillor is also the

Kennedy, Thomas E. (August 18, 1997)

had three books published in 1997, including his novel The Book of Angels and a collection of

Kizer, Carolyn (April 14, 1997)

Carolyn Kizer - In an interview with poet and professor Michelle Boisseau, Pulitzer-Prize winning po

Krementz, Jill (November 17, 1997)

Jill Krementz - This famous photographer has followed the lives of over 1,500 of America's greatest

Lee II (April 13, 1998)

Li-Young Lee - In this poetry reading for the Midwest Poets Series, Lee entertains the audience with

Lewis (December 8, 1997)

William Henry Lewis - Winner of the 1993 Sonja H. Stone Fiction Contest, Lewis reads from his prize-

McCourt (November 10, 1997)

Frank McCourt - The Irish-born author talks about his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, ANGELA'S ASHES, w

Norris (September 8, 1997)

Kathleen Norris - Known for her bestseller DAKOTA: A SPIRITUAL GEOGRAPHY, Norris talks about the pro

Ortiz (April 28, 1997)

Simon Ortiz - One of the Southwest's finest writers, Ortiz talks about his collection AFTER AND BEFO

Pastan II (May 19, 1997)

Linda Pastan - A poet who has been described as a modern Emily Dickinson, Pastan explores her world

Peacock, Molly (April 29, 2000)

Molly Peacock - Recipient of numerous honors from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Natio

Rhodes III (January 19, 1998)

Richard Rhodes - A Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Rhodes talks about his most recent book DEADLY FEA

Rooks (February 10, 1997)

Noliwe Rooks - Noliwe Rooks discusses the politics of hair in her book HAIR RAISING: BEAUTY, CULTURE

Shields C (January 26, 1998)

Carol Shields - Author of the best-selling novel THE STONE DIARIES, which won the 1995 Pulitzer and

Simeti (October 6, 1997)

Mary Simeti - An American author who settled in Sicily in 1962, Simeti talks about her book ON PERSE

Stone II (September 4, 1997)

Robert Stone - Stone talks with James McKinley about his craft and his views on America and reads fr

Swift (September 29, 1997)

Graham Swift - One of Britain's most acclaimed writers, Swift reads from his 1996 Booker Prize winne

Walker A (March 30, 1997)

Alice Walker - Author of the beloved novel THE COLOR PURPLE, Walker reads from her favorite book, TH

Wolitzer (June 16, 1997)

Hilma Wolitzer - A novelist honored with an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award

Young Bear (January 20, 1997)

Ray Young Bear - A recognized contributor to the field of Native American literature, Young Bear rea

Carolyn Kizer: Past American Voice (March 20, 2015)

1994 with Rebekah Presson and 1997 with fellow poet, Michelle Boisseau.

December Festivals (December 26, 1997)

December Festivals - In this special anthology, we feature literature and commentary about the Decem

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.


Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.