Robert Stewart

Poetry, Editing, Literary Nonfiction, Audio, Readings, plus

"To speak well is part of living well."
  —Gaston Bachelard

New for 2018, Working Class, poems from Stephen F. Austin State Univesity Press.  Click the cover to order.

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Robert StewartROBERT STEWART has won a National Magazine Award for editing, from the American Society of Magazine Editors.  He is editor of New Letters magazine, New Letters on the Air, a nationally syndicated literary radio program, and BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he also teaches writing, magazine nonfiction writing, and magazine editing.  His books include The Narrow Gate: Writing, Art, & Values (essays from Serving House Books, 2014), Outside Language: Essays (Helicon Nine Editions, a finalist in the PEN Center USA Literary Awards for 2004; and winner of the 2004 Thorpe Menn Award), Plumbers (poems, BkMk Press), and others.  His essays on travel and language have appeared in The North American Review, Borderline and elsewhere; magazine feature articles have appeared in Ingram’s, The Kansas City Star, The New Art Examiner, E: The Environmental Magazine and other places.  Poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Denver Quarterly, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Miramar, Stand, Notre Dame Review, Literary Review and other magazines. Anthology editorships include Spud Songs: An Anthology of Potato Poems (benefit for hunger relief), Voices From the Interior: Missouri Poets, and Decade: Modern American Poets.

Order your copy of The Narrow Gate.

An Interview with Robert Stewart, conducted by Joyce J. Townsend

Audio interview with Robert Stewart, by Angela Elam, his poems, 29 mins, April 2018.

A Discussion of Poetics and the Working Life: Interview conducted by Walter Bargen.

Selected bibliography of works

Literary Editing & Publishing, a discussion

Interview with Robert Stewart, editor of New Letters (conducted by Jendi Reiter for Poetry Contest Insider).

Guide to Producing and Promoting Literary Events

Guide for Requesting Letters of Recommendation

Course: Magazine Editing, English 5501

Summer Writing Workshops

Course: Magazine Nonfiction Writing

Course: Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry

English 449A, Course Policies

 

StewartR@umkc.edu 

New Letters Magazine
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, Mo.  64110
(816) 235-1168
 

New Letters on the Air (audio) episodes

 • Brian Turner
• Kay Ryan
• The Elegy
• Kim Addonizio
• Dorianne Laux
• Jack Gilbert
• Billy Collins

 
Recommended Reading: 

John Gardner, “Common Errors.”

Louise Glück, “Against Sincerity.”

Louise Glück, The Forbidden.”

Sven Birkerts, “Editing Gauntlet.”

Kathleen Norris, Degenerates.”

William Zinsser: "Simplicity" & "Clutter"

 

 

Kansas City Literary Events

Leif Enger

Monday, October 15, 2018
Kansas City, Mo.

News

Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.