By Subcription: Writing by John Balaban, Kelly Cherry, Steve Paul, Michael Pritchett and other writers and artist. 

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In this Past American Voice program, the late poet and fiction writer Judith Cofer talks about her birthplace, Puerto Rico, and reads from The Latin Deli and more.

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

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

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Kansas City Literary Events

Doug Bradley

Overland Park, Kan.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Linda Russo

Lawrence, Kan.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Steve Paul

Lawrence, Kan.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

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BKMK PRESS POETRY AND FICTION CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Find out who won the latest Ciardi Prize for Poetry and Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. You could be next! Click here for contest guidelines.

Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.

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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.