By Subscription: Writing by the 2017 New Letters Literary Award winners, plus interviews with Michelle Boisseau and H.C. Palmer. 


In part one of this conversation, poet Ellen Bass reads from her two recent collections, Like a Beggar and The Human Line.


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


There's still time left to enter the New Letters Literary Awards. Deadline: now May 20th. Click the arrow below for guidelines and to enter. Best of luck!

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Kansas City Literary Events

Mary Kay Andrews

Kansas City, Mo.
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Bar-Nadav, Farkas, & Krug

Lawrence, Kan.
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Kevin Rabas

Bonner Springs, Kan.
Thursday, May 31, 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.