The Friends of Poets & Writers

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The Friends of Poets & Writers is a generous group of donors who provide financial support for P&W's programs. The Friends are writers, readers, and others who wish to support contemporary writers and literature. To thank them for their support, Friends receive special benefits:

Associate/Student $35

  • • Subscription to Poets & Writers Magazine, published six times per year
  • • Periodic email updates
  • $15 is tax deductible

Friend $50

  • • Above, plus
  • Poets & Writers News, providing updates about Poets & Writers and the programs you support, plus a listing of new books by Friends
  • $30 is tax deductible

Contributor $100

  • • Above, plus
  • • Acknowledgment in Poets & Writers Magazine
  • • Poets & Writers tote bag
  • $65 is tax deductible

Sponsor $250

  • • Above, plus
  • • Writer's notebook with Poets & Writers logo
  • $205 is tax deductible

Patron $500

  • • Above, plus
  • • Book by an author featured in Poets & Writers Magazine
  • • Recoginition in our Annual Report
  • $435 is tax deductible

Benefactor $1,000

  • • Above, plus
  • • Signed book by an author featured in Poets & Writers Magazine 
  • $915 is tax deductible

Underwriter $2,500

  • • Above, plus
  • • Opportunity to submit nominations for the annual Writers for Writers Awards
  • $2,415 is tax deductible

Current Issue

Cover Story 

Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.


Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.


Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.