Search Results: 2016


Stone, Bianca (May 12, 2017)

ne Else's Wedding Vows to her 2016 illustrated collection, Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours, and

Young, Al (December 29, 2017)

d in The Best American Poetry 2016. In the first half of our conversation, he discusses how his fami

Terrell, Whitney (June 9, 2017)

Whitney Terrell - Novelist Whitney Terrell talks about his time being embedded with the military in

Herrera, Juan Felipe (April 14, 2017)

English at the Writers Place 2016 Inaugural William H. Hickok Reading Series.  The California-

Native American Poets Visit the Middle East (August 22, 2018)

es. They were recorded at the 2016 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Los Ang

Mann, Jen (December 21, 2017)

Jen Mann - Kansas blogger Jen Mann talks about her humorous book Spending the Holidays With People I

Jones, Rodney (July 7, 2017)

Rodney Jones - Visiting Kansas City for the Midwest Poets Series, National Book Critics Circle Award

Young, Al (January 5, 2018)

d in The Best American Poetry 2016. The first part of this interview as well as progr

The World Is One Place (December 1, 2017)

The World Is One Place - Writers Diane Glancy and Linda Rodriguez discuss co-editing the anthology&n

Ní Dhomhnaill, Nuala (March 9, 2018)

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill - Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill was born in the UK, but was sent to live with her

McDougall, Jo (July 6, 2018)

Jo McDougall - Named the Poet Laureate of Arkansas in 2018, Jo McDougall discusses her two recent bo

Hayes, Terrance (October 5, 2018)

public reading as part of the 2016 Hall Center for the Humanities Lecture Series at the University o

Hirsch, Edward (April 28, 2017)

The Best American Poetry 2016. In the first part of this interview, he talks about editing that

Williams, Diane (September 7, 2018)

Diane Williams - Coming of age in the 1960s, Diane Williams began her creative life in ballet and mo

Hall, Rachel (March 23, 2018)

Rachel Hall - Published in various anthologies and literary magazines, including New Letters as

Hirsch, Edward (June 16, 2017)

Edward Hirsch - In the second part of this conversation, poet and "MacArthur genius" Edward Hirsch d

Watson, Larry (August 10, 2018)

Larry Watson - While at the Woodneath Library Center, novelist Larry Watson reads from his tenth boo

Aizenberg, Susan (July 13, 2018)

n, Quiet City, honored in the 2016 Nebraska Book Awards. Now living in Iowa City and teaching at the

Miranda, Deborah (July 27, 2018)

versity of Central Missouri's 2016 Pleiades Visiting Writers Series.

Kansas City Literary Events

Russell Banks at UMKC

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Kansas City, Mo.


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.


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.