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There Is Not Fashion to It

Selected Poems

by: Thomas McAfee

Edited by Ted Schaefer, Tricia Schaefer, Kay Callison, Jerry Dethrow, and Greg Michalson Though he is best remembered as one of Missouri's leading authors in the 20th century, one who helped launch the Missouri Review, the Associated Writing Programs, and who pioneered the teaching of creative writing at the University of Missouri-Columbia, McAfee's poetry powerfully evokes the Deep South of his Alabama birth and upbringin...

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    Quiet City: Poems

    By Susan Aizenberg

    Many of these poems are set in the mid-twentieth century and feature such personae as writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams and photographer Roman Vishniac, as well as less-public figures in Brooklyn, Nebraska, and elsewhere, all of whom co...

    Drawn from Water

    An American Poet, an Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story

    By Dina Elenbogen

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Kansas City Literary Events

Linda Rodriguez & Diane Glancy

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Overland Park, Kan.


New Letters Nurtures Writers

On June 10th, Juan Felipe Herrera was named the 21st U.S. poet laureate, making him the first Chicano poet to serve in that role. New Letters on the Air captured him early in his career and thanks to a Save America's Treasures grant, he can be heard for free in our Audio Archives. More information available here.


Celebrate Baseball: A New Letters Special Issue

This isssue includes an interview with Buck O'Neil and writing by Ted Kooser and Dan Quisenberry + others.