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


A lawyer-turned-poet, Monica Youn reveals why she left the legal field for creative writing and reads from her 2017 William Carlos Williams Award-winning collection, Blackacre.


Excellent reading for those who value meditative, beautiful storytelling.—Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal (starred review)


Winners, finalists, and judges for the 2017 New Letters Literary Awards: Click arrow below for details.  

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Kansas City Literary Events

Musgrave, Sommer & Palmer

Kansas City, Mo.
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Powers, Ryberg & Litton

Kansas City, Mo.
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Poet Stars at Arts Bar

Kansas City, Mo.
Thursday, March 29, 2018


New Letters & BkMk Press Events at 2018 AWP Conference / Tampa Bookfair Booth 1048

Join us at AWP 2018 in Tampa, Florida, for three events: A tribute to Michelle Boisseau + book signings by Robert Stewart and Mia Leonin.

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.


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.