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poetsandwriters · 6 days ago
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Gregory Orr in “Some Things I Like About Lists,” the latest Craft Capsule essay.
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poetsandwriters · 13 days ago
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Ananda Lima, author of Mother/land (Black Lawrence Press, 2021), in Writers Recommend.
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poetsandwriters · 20 days ago
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Jonathan Escoffery, author of If I Survive You (MCD, 2022), in “Ten Questions”
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poetsandwriters · 27 days ago
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“Now the question is not just about having [publishing professionals] come in through your door, but how do you make the house inviting? How do you take into account their cultural and personal context and embrace them in their full humanity?” Annie Hwang of Ayesha Pande Literary discusses community building and the demanding work of advocating for diversity as an agent with Little, Brown senior editor Vivian Lee. 
Read more: at.pw.org/AnnieHwang
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poetsandwriters · a month ago
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“My identities don’t cancel or cross each other out: They enrich each other. Having a foot in multiple worlds can only be to the writer’s advantage.” Namwali Serpell discusses Black identity and double consciousness in relation to her new novel, The Furrows. For more, read the article: at.pw.org/HowItFelt
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poetsandwriters · a month ago
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Valeria Luiselli, author most recently of the novel Lost Children Archive (Knopf, 2019), in “ A Fertile Contamination: Considering Translations Among the Year’s Best Short Stories.”
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poetsandwriters · a month ago
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Announcing our September/October issue! 
Inside you’ll Renée H. Shea’s profile of Namwali Serpell, a special section on A Writer’s Education, including essays on finding permission to write from Deesha Philyaw, Melissa Chadburn, Paul Tran, and Elissa Schappell, and MFA application advice from Luis Jaramillo. Browse the full TOC! 
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poetsandwriters · a month ago
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Garth Greenwell, author of Cleanness and What Belongs to You, in “ Dialects of Desire,” an interview with Amy Gall published in January 2020.
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poetsandwriters · a month ago
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Sarah Thankam Mathews, author of   All This Could Be Different (Viking, 2022), in “Ten Questions” 
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poetsandwriters · 2 months ago
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In our latest First Fiction feature Paige Clark talks to YZ Chin about her debut story collection, She Is Haunted.
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poetsandwriters · 2 months ago
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“Fiction allows us the closest approximation of becoming someone else. We can see their memories, their dreams. We can experience their mind at work and feel what it’s like to live in another body. It’s an inherently empathic endeavor to read or write fiction.” —Tsering Yangzom Lama for our twenty-second annual #FirstFiction feature.
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poetsandwriters · 2 months ago
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Ada Limón in “The Poetry of Perseverance,” published in the September/October 2018 issue. 
Congratulations to Ada Limón for being named the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States!
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poetsandwriters · 2 months ago
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Michael Bourne in “Going Solo: Selling Your Book without an Agent,” published in our July/August 2022 issue.
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poetsandwriters · 3 months ago
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Kali Fajardo-Anstine in “Keeping the Stories” featured in our July/August 2022 issue.
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poetsandwriters · 3 months ago
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Antonia Angress in “Sanctuary: How My Mother’s Art Shaped Me as a Writer” in our July/August 2022 issue.
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poetsandwriters · 3 months ago
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Paige Clark on writing her debut story collection, She Is Haunted, published in May by Two Dollar Radio, in “First Fiction 2022.” 
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poetsandwriters · 3 months ago
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Announcing our July/August issue! In addition to a special section on literary agents, you’ll find a profile of Kali Fajardo-Anstine by Rigoberto González, our 22nd annual #FirstFiction roundup, and Ruth Madievsky’s interview with TAULT founder Zenia Tompkins: http://at.pw.org/JulyAugust2022
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