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


Marcus Wicker talks about how his poetry has progressed since his early days with poetry slams and reads from his two collections Maybe the Saddest Thing and Silencer.


Resonant and lyrical tales of the dangers and frustrations of life at all ages.
    —Kirkus Reviews


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

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Kansas City Literary Events

Brimhall, D’Agostino & Faus

Kansas City, Mo.
Saturday, February 17, 2018

André Aciman

Overland Park, Kan.
Sunday, February 18, 2018

Arlin Buyert & Arts in Prison

Overland Park, Kan.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018


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.

Writers for Readers

Join us at Writers for Readers November 1st,  an evening celebrating the power of expression through creative writing and reading. 


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.