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The Aha! Moment: Poet Kay Ryan

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

Posted 12.15.15

Michael Bourne

Poet Kay Ryan discusses her poem “Tree Heart/True Heart,” which she wrote following the death of her partner, Carol Adair, in early 2009—and how a scientific discovery led her to withdraw the poem from her latest collection, Erratic Facts (Grove Press, 2015).


Selected Poems: Looking Back on a Lifetime of Writing

by Donald Hall

The Literary Life

Posted 10.14.15

Donald Hall

A former United States poet laureate reflects on his career, and how his experiences of love, partnership, and aging helped shape the curatorial process for his newest collection.


Growing a Literary Garden, the Art of the Sex Scene, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.26.15

What to read in the dog days of summer; libraries on bikes; a children's book that induces hypnosis; and other news.


Ampersand Extra: Jesse Browner Interview

Posted 6.17.15

Ampersand hosts Kevin Larimer and Melissa Faliveno sit down with Jesse Browner, the author of How Did I Get Here? Making Peace With the Road Not Taken, published this month by Harper Wave, to talk about the new book and the decisions we make as writers and artists.


Writing Awards

Writing Awards

Up to five awards of $6,000 each and up to five Promise Awards of $2,000 each are given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 poems totaling no more than 25 pages or up to 25 pages of prose with a brief biography, an artist statement, a curriculum vitae, and a $15 entry fee by February 26. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.