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Alicia Ostriker discusses and reads from her innovative and intensely personal 2002 collection, The Volcano Sequence.


Stone Skimmers by Jennifer Wisner Kelly

Winner of the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction


New Letters Literary Award finalists announced!

See the list of finalists' manuscripts here.

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Kansas City Literary Events

Kevin Rabas

Lawrence, Kan.
Friday, August 30, 2019

Sarah Smarsh

Kansas City, Mo.
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Elizabeth Schultz & Kylan Rice

Lawrence, Kan.
Thursday, September 5, 2019


Kansas City Public Library Announces Kids and Teens eReading Rooms

The KCPL has digitized the concept of physical reading rooms by creating individual, specialized eReading Rooms of ebooks and audiobooks for children and teenagers.

UMKC's New Letters Ranks Among the Top Literary Journals in the United States

New Letters continues its standing as among the most highly regarded journals for discovering, publishing, and promoting the best new fiction, poetry, and essays. 


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