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Clip of the Day: “The most important thing for me when I was writing this book was to invite the reader along with me…it...
06/22/2021

Clip of the Day: “The most important thing for me when I was writing this book was to invite the reader along with me…it was an adventure for me.” In this episode of Shelf Analysis, host Rick O’Shea interviews Doireann Ní Ghríofa about her debut memoir, A Ghost in the Throat (Biblioasis, 2021), which is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. at.pw.org/DoireannNiGhriofa

Clip of the Day: “The most important thing for me when I was writing this book was to invite the reader along with me…it was an adventure for me.” In this episode of Shelf Analysis, host Rick O’Shea interviews Doireann Ní Ghríofa about her debut memoir, A Ghost in the Throat (Biblioasis, 2021), which is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. at.pw.org/DoireannNiGhriofa

Our latest installment of #PageOne is here! Check out the first lines from twelve new and forthcoming books, including P...
06/21/2021
Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

Our latest installment of #PageOne is here! Check out the first lines from twelve new and forthcoming books, including Pedro Mairal’s The Woman From Uruguay, translated by Jennifer Croft (Bloomsbury Publishing USA); Andrés Cerpa’s The Vault (Alice James Books); and Kathleen Ossip’s July (Sarabande).

The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford and The Vault by Andrés Cerpa.

“To the peoplereading this poem, hello.I want you to knownothing bad will happenas long as you’re here.”—Alex Dimitrov
06/21/2021
Poem Written in a Cab

“To the people
reading this poem, hello.
I want you to know
nothing bad will happen
as long as you’re here.”

—Alex Dimitrov

From Love and Other Poems, published by Copper Canyon Press in February 2021.

“You have to steal time as a poet. You have to write poetry while you’re going to meetings and teaching five classes and...
06/21/2021
Craft Capsule: Poem Written in a Cab

“You have to steal time as a poet. You have to write poetry while you’re going to meetings and teaching five classes and crying at Nowhere Bar about some rejection again.” In #CraftCapsules, Alex Dimitrov recalls stealing time to write a poem during cab rides:

The author of Love and Other Poems steals time to write poetry during cab rides across New York City.

#DailyNews: Jennifer Szalai of The New York Times pays tribute to Janet Malcolm, the longtime New Yorker staff writer wh...
06/21/2021

#DailyNews: Jennifer Szalai of The New York Times pays tribute to Janet Malcolm, the longtime New Yorker staff writer who died last week at age eighty-six; Publishers Weekly talks with Mikyla Bruder as she prepares to take the helm at Amazon Publishing; Catherine Lacey has earned the Young Lions of The New York Public Library Fiction Award for her latest novel, Pew. Catch up on these stories and more news for writers: at.pw.org/June21_2021

#DailyNews: Jennifer Szalai of The New York Times pays tribute to Janet Malcolm, the longtime New Yorker staff writer who died last week at age eighty-six; Publishers Weekly talks with Mikyla Bruder as she prepares to take the helm at Amazon Publishing; Catherine Lacey has earned the Young Lions of The New York Public Library Fiction Award for her latest novel, Pew. Catch up on these stories and more news for writers: at.pw.org/June21_2021

“Creature Conserve seeks to address a failure of communication around conservation, encouraging discussion and collabora...
06/20/2021
Conservation Stories

“Creature Conserve seeks to address a failure of communication around conservation, encouraging discussion and collaboration between the people who study animals and the people who depict them in writing and art.” In the new issue, Emma Hine writes about Creature Conserve, a nonprofit founded by Dr. Lucy Spelman, which brings together artists, creative writers, and scientists “to foster informed and sustained support for animal conservation.”

The nonprofit Creature Conserve brings together artists, writers, and scientists through classes, events, and more, all with a mission to support conservation by focusing on how we tell stories about animals.

#FromTheArchive: “When I am in the space where I truly feel vulnerable and surrender to the poem, the voice rises up,” s...
06/20/2021

#FromTheArchive: “When I am in the space where I truly feel vulnerable and surrender to the poem, the voice rises up,” says Thomas Dooley in #WritersRecommend: at.pw.org/ThomasDooley

#FromTheArchive: “When I am in the space where I truly feel vulnerable and surrender to the poem, the voice rises up,” says Thomas Dooley in #WritersRecommend: at.pw.org/ThomasDooley

“My main advice would be not to write your query letter on your own,” says Beth Morgan, the author of A Touch of Jen. “F...
06/19/2021

“My main advice would be not to write your query letter on your own,” says Beth Morgan, the author of A Touch of Jen. “Fiction writers are often great at writing fiction but struggle more with stuff like e-mails, cover letters, and other straightforward communication in their own voice.” Pick up a copy of the current issue to gain more querying insights, plus view a copy of the letter that helped Morgan secure representation! at.pw.org/JulyAugust2021

“My main advice would be not to write your query letter on your own,” says Beth Morgan, the author of A Touch of Jen. “Fiction writers are often great at writing fiction but struggle more with stuff like e-mails, cover letters, and other straightforward communication in their own voice.” Pick up a copy of the current issue to gain more querying insights, plus view a copy of the letter that helped Morgan secure representation! at.pw.org/JulyAugust2021

“I had to write the book for two reasons. The first one was gratitude... and the second was vengeance,” writes Anne Boye...
06/19/2021

“I had to write the book for two reasons. The first one was gratitude... and the second was vengeance,” writes Anne Boyer. Write a personal essay that expresses both of these important emotional states. at.pw.org/GratitudeVengeance

“I had to write the book for two reasons. The first one was gratitude... and the second was vengeance,” writes Anne Boyer. Write a personal essay that expresses both of these important emotional states. at.pw.org/GratitudeVengeance

The Time Is Now! This week's #PWWritingPrompts include historic buildings, the rule of three, and being among, as well a...
06/18/2021

The Time Is Now! This week's #PWWritingPrompts include historic buildings, the rule of three, and being among, as well as a Best Books by Ron Hogan.

Browse the archive for more writing prompts and book recommendations. at.pw.org/TTIN

The Time Is Now! This week's #PWWritingPrompts include historic buildings, the rule of three, and being among, as well as a Best Books by Ron Hogan.

Browse the archive for more writing prompts and book recommendations. at.pw.org/TTIN

#ICYMI: Our July/August issue is here! Inside you’ll find Destiny O. Birdsong’s profile of poet and scholar Clint Smith,...
06/18/2021
July/August 2021

#ICYMI: Our July/August issue is here! Inside you’ll find Destiny O. Birdsong’s profile of poet and scholar Clint Smith, author of How the Word Is Passed; our twenty-first annual roundup of the summer’s best debut fiction; an essay by Kristen Radtke on loneliness; a new installment of #AgentAdvice with Amy Elizabeth Bishop of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret; and much more.

Find details about every creative writing competition—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, grants for translators, and more—that we’ve published in the Grants & Awards section of Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully revi...

Clip of the Day: “I cannot say if the emptiness is / a grand celestial body or a vacuum / so complete nothing can escape...
06/18/2021

Clip of the Day: “I cannot say if the emptiness is / a grand celestial body or a vacuum / so complete nothing can escape.” Michael Kleber-Diggs reads from his debut collection, Worldly Things, winner of the 2020 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, and speaks with Tracy K. Smith in this event cosponsored by Milkweed Editions, the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. at.pw.org/KleberDiggs

Clip of the Day: “I cannot say if the emptiness is / a grand celestial body or a vacuum / so complete nothing can escape.” Michael Kleber-Diggs reads from his debut collection, Worldly Things, winner of the 2020 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, and speaks with Tracy K. Smith in this event cosponsored by Milkweed Editions, the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. at.pw.org/KleberDiggs

#PWNonfictionPrompt: Inspired by Ursula Pike's memoir, write an essay about a trip that helped you realize your complici...
06/17/2021

#PWNonfictionPrompt: Inspired by Ursula Pike's memoir, write an essay about a trip that helped you realize your complicity in a social issue. Think about the perspective of the spectator inherent to the travel narrative as you write the essay. at.pw.org/BeingAmong

#PWNonfictionPrompt: Inspired by Ursula Pike's memoir, write an essay about a trip that helped you realize your complicity in a social issue. Think about the perspective of the spectator inherent to the travel narrative as you write the essay. at.pw.org/BeingAmong

“Tend to it daily, but don’t worry too much. Don’t force anything. Give it space to mature on its own.” —Nathan Harris, ...
06/17/2021

“Tend to it daily, but don’t worry too much. Don’t force anything. Give it space to mature on its own.” —Nathan Harris, author of The Sweetness of Water (Little, Brown, 2021), on raising plants and the nature of writing in this week’s #WritersRecommend: at.pw.org/NathanHarris

“Tend to it daily, but don’t worry too much. Don’t force anything. Give it space to mature on its own.” —Nathan Harris, author of The Sweetness of Water (Little, Brown, 2021), on raising plants and the nature of writing in this week’s #WritersRecommend: at.pw.org/NathanHarris

#DailyNews: PEN America announces recipients of this year’s Writing for Justice Fellowships; Publishers Weekly resumes a...
06/17/2021

#DailyNews: PEN America announces recipients of this year’s Writing for Justice Fellowships; Publishers Weekly resumes accepting print galleys; Paula Woods writes about her evolving relationship to Juneteenth for the Los Angeles Times. Catch up on these stories and more news for writers: at.pw.org/June17_2021

#DailyNews: PEN America announces recipients of this year’s Writing for Justice Fellowships; Publishers Weekly resumes accepting print galleys; Paula Woods writes about her evolving relationship to Juneteenth for the Los Angeles Times. Catch up on these stories and more news for writers: at.pw.org/June17_2021

“Part of what I wanted to do was write a history book that, in some ways felt like a novel and that took seriously quest...
06/17/2021
How We Remember: A Profile of Clint Smith

“Part of what I wanted to do was write a history book that, in some ways felt like a novel and that took seriously questions of craft. That took seriously questions of syntax.” In the new issue, Clint Smith talks with Destiny O. Birdsong about his aspirations for his new book, How the Word Is Passed (Little, Brown and Company), which examines how America remembers (and fails to remember) its history of slavery.

In his first nonfiction book, How the Word Is Passed, published in June by Little, Brown, poet and scholar Clint Smith delves into the legacy of slavery alive in the monuments and landmarks within and beyond the United States, in an immersive read that exquisitely depicts how a nation and its inhabi...

Clip of the Day: In this video, poet and scholar Clint Smith speaks about the historic places he visited and writes abou...
06/17/2021

Clip of the Day: In this video, poet and scholar Clint Smith speaks about the historic places he visited and writes about in his new book, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America (Little, Brown, 2021). A profile of Smith by Destiny O. Birdsong is featured in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. at.pw.org/HowTheWordIsPassed

Clip of the Day: In this video, poet and scholar Clint Smith speaks about the historic places he visited and writes about in his new book, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America (Little, Brown, 2021). A profile of Smith by Destiny O. Birdsong is featured in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. at.pw.org/HowTheWordIsPassed

#PWFictionPrompt: Taking inspiration from Joss Lake’s debut novel, Future Feeling, published in June by Soft Skull Press...
06/16/2021

#PWFictionPrompt: Taking inspiration from Joss Lake’s debut novel, Future Feeling, published in June by Soft Skull Press, write a story that establishes how three strangers meet to achieve a common goal. at.pw.org/RuleofThree

#PWFictionPrompt: Taking inspiration from Joss Lake’s debut novel, Future Feeling, published in June by Soft Skull Press, write a story that establishes how three strangers meet to achieve a common goal. at.pw.org/RuleofThree

Our twenty-first annual #FirstFiction feature is here! Our favorite debuts of the summer are Eric Nguyen’s Things We Los...
06/16/2021

Our twenty-first annual #FirstFiction feature is here! Our favorite debuts of the summer are Eric Nguyen’s Things We Lost to the Water (Alfred A. Knopf), Lee Lai’s Stone Fruit (Fantagraphics Books), Zakiya Dalila Harris’s The Other Black Girl (Atria Books), Joss Lake’s Future Feeling (Soft Skull Press), Pik-Shuen Fung’s Ghost Forest (One World/Random House), and the late Anthony Veasna So’s Afterparties (Ecco Books). Read excerpts from each of these extraordinary books here: at.pw.org/FirstFiction2021

Our twenty-first annual #FirstFiction feature is here! Our favorite debuts of the summer are Eric Nguyen’s Things We Lost to the Water (Alfred A. Knopf), Lee Lai’s Stone Fruit (Fantagraphics Books), Zakiya Dalila Harris’s The Other Black Girl (Atria Books), Joss Lake’s Future Feeling (Soft Skull Press), Pik-Shuen Fung’s Ghost Forest (One World/Random House), and the late Anthony Veasna So’s Afterparties (Ecco Books). Read excerpts from each of these extraordinary books here: at.pw.org/FirstFiction2021

Announcing our annual Literary Agents issue! Our special section on agents features a look at successful query letters, ...
06/16/2021

Announcing our annual Literary Agents issue! Our special section on agents features a look at successful query letters, an article on “The Call” to discuss representation, and reports from four agents on what they read when they’re not working. In the rest of the issue, you’ll find a profile of Clint Smith by Destiny O. Birdsong, our twenty-first annual roundup of the summer’s best debut fiction, a new installment of the Savvy Self-Publisher, and much more. View the full TOC here: at.pw.org/JulyAugust2021

Announcing our annual Literary Agents issue! Our special section on agents features a look at successful query letters, an article on “The Call” to discuss representation, and reports from four agents on what they read when they’re not working. In the rest of the issue, you’ll find a profile of Clint Smith by Destiny O. Birdsong, our twenty-first annual roundup of the summer’s best debut fiction, a new installment of the Savvy Self-Publisher, and much more. View the full TOC here: at.pw.org/JulyAugust2021

#DailyNews: A new conservative press has already acquired books by two former Trump officials; the shortlist for Austral...
06/16/2021

#DailyNews: A new conservative press has already acquired books by two former Trump officials; the shortlist for Australia’s Miles Franklin Literary Award has been revealed; Ginny Hogan finds insights on toxic masculinity in Ben Lerner’s The Topeka School (Electric Literature). Catch up on these stories and more news for writers: at.pw.org/June16_2021

#DailyNews: A new conservative press has already acquired books by two former Trump officials; the shortlist for Australia’s Miles Franklin Literary Award has been revealed; Ginny Hogan finds insights on toxic masculinity in Ben Lerner’s The Topeka School (Electric Literature). Catch up on these stories and more news for writers: at.pw.org/June16_2021

“Consider integrating translation as part of your ‘strength training.’ Tackle a poem or a paragraph from a book you love...
06/16/2021
Aaron Robertson of Spiegel and Grau

“Consider integrating translation as part of your ‘strength training.’ Tackle a poem or a paragraph from a book you love.” Aaron Robertson of Spiegel & Grau features in this week’s Agents & Editors Recommend:

I began translating books in 2016. It’s now impossible for me to separate that practice from my work as a writer and editor. If you write or edit, and if you’re a heritage speaker or thinking of learning another language, consider integrating translation as part of your “strength training.” ...

Clip of the Day: “since I couldn't say my name / I opened // as if preparing for a throat / culture...” In this video fo...
06/16/2021

Clip of the Day: “since I couldn't say my name / I opened // as if preparing for a throat / culture...” In this video for Colby College, visiting professor of English Adam Giannelli reads his poem “Stutter” from his award-winning debut collection, From Tremulous Hinge (University of Iowa Press, 2017). at.pw.org/Stutter

Clip of the Day: “since I couldn't say my name / I opened // as if preparing for a throat / culture...” In this video for Colby College, visiting professor of English Adam Giannelli reads his poem “Stutter” from his award-winning debut collection, From Tremulous Hinge (University of Iowa Press, 2017). at.pw.org/Stutter

#PWPoetryPrompt: Inspired by Osip Mandelstam's poem "Notre-Dame," write a poem about an old building in your neighborhoo...
06/15/2021

#PWPoetryPrompt: Inspired by Osip Mandelstam's poem "Notre-Dame," write a poem about an old building in your neighborhood that reimagines what it looked like when first constructed. Try to combine images of the structure with the history behind its survival. at.pw.org/HistoricBuilding

#PWPoetryPrompt: Inspired by Osip Mandelstam's poem "Notre-Dame," write a poem about an old building in your neighborhood that reimagines what it looked like when first constructed. Try to combine images of the structure with the history behind its survival. at.pw.org/HistoricBuilding

“Every piece that appears in No Tokens deserves to be read aloud.” Alex McElroy praises the editors of No Tokens for the...
06/15/2021
Literary MagNet: Alex McElroy

“Every piece that appears in No Tokens deserves to be read aloud.” Alex McElroy praises the editors of No Tokens for their attention to the sonic quality of literature. #LiteraryMagNet:

The fiction writer and essayist on five journals that published their work and helped shape their debut novel, The Atmospherians.

#DailyNews: Asian American Writers' Workshop announces plans for Page Turner publishing conference; Jonathan Lee writes ...
06/15/2021

#DailyNews: Asian American Writers' Workshop announces plans for Page Turner publishing conference; Jonathan Lee writes about the renewed popularity of historical fiction for The New York Times; Women's Prize for Fiction delays winner announcement and ceremony to September. Catch up on these stories and more news for writers: at.pw.org/June15_2021

#DailyNews: Asian American Writers' Workshop announces plans for Page Turner publishing conference; Jonathan Lee writes about the renewed popularity of historical fiction for The New York Times; Women's Prize for Fiction delays winner announcement and ceremony to September. Catch up on these stories and more news for writers: at.pw.org/June15_2021

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Teachers It is honour to be teachers Honestly,sincerity, patience, discipline ,hard working and kindness are our features We plant sciences sun in Galaxies Come with fresh ideas, widen narrow roads ,grow love fields, carry knowledge candles Have the qualities to bring up generations minds, water rose buds to catch fasteners As the we have layers of all knowledges As rivers we have reborn sciences As the sky send blue clouds to survive swards We carve the glory of all nations in past, present and create future Fatherly, motherly treat our learners we are preachers.
اذا كان بيتك من زجاج لا ترمي الناس بالحجاره
Date 19.10.2020 ANGEL I knew your heart, it is very clean It is the symbol of purity Your words are carrying divine power Your magical eyes make me silent. I forget the wind, I forget the rain, I forget the snow Because the angel is standing in front of me. Public say you are the luckiest man in the world. At last when I wake up I realize this is a dream Therefore it is true life a mere dream Happy life always in the dream
Award-winning children’s author and poet Lesléa Newman wrote this extraordinary poem about her grandmother’s dishes. Like me, she is a member of a group of 18 Jewish women, The Book Meshuggenahs — #thebookmeshuggenahs. It’s easy to find our site and social media presences. We publish award-winning kids’ books. This poem was recently published in Lilith, a Jewish women’s outlet.
Kattywompus Press is a superb independent literary press that publishes remarkable poetic works. I am deeply honored, elated and grateful to editor Sammy Greenspan for her extraordinary stewardship and skill in bringing my mom’s Sydell Rosenberg's new chapbook, "Poised Across the Sky," to life. Please find it here, as well as other fine, reasonably priced poetry books — including Aubrie Cox Warner’s haiku book, “Out of Translation.” And thanks to everyone who has supported my efforts. It's been a long and sometimes bumpy road, but the destination was always in sight:
Date 19.10.2020 ANGEL I knew your heart, it is very clean It is the symbol of purity Your words are carrying divine power Your magical eyes make me silent. I forget the wind, I forget the rain, I forget the snow Because the angel is standing in front of me. Public say you are the luckiest man in the world. At last when I wake up I realize this is a dream Therefore it is true life a mere dream Happy life always in the dream
وہ مسکرا کے زندگی سے اسطرح نکل گیا کہ جیسے شہر قلب پر عزاب آ کے ٹل گیا
Call for poems. Due date Nov. 1st: