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#DailyNews: Kwame Alexander assembled a community poem for Mother’s Day at Bon Appétit Magazine; Eileen Myles writes on ...
05/07/2021

#DailyNews: Kwame Alexander assembled a community poem for Mother’s Day at Bon Appétit Magazine; Eileen Myles writes on photographs by Moyra Davey and Peter Hujar for The Paris Review; the American Society of Magazine Editors announces the finalists for this year’s National Magazine Awards. Catch up on these stories and more news for writers: at.pw.org/May7_2021

#DailyNews: Kwame Alexander assembled a community poem for Mother’s Day at Bon Appétit Magazine; Eileen Myles writes on photographs by Moyra Davey and Peter Hujar for The Paris Review; the American Society of Magazine Editors announces the finalists for this year’s National Magazine Awards. Catch up on these stories and more news for writers: at.pw.org/May7_2021

“Talent could be discovered in new ways and a writer who had been beavering away in relative obscurity could suddenly be...
05/07/2021
Andy Weir and the Digital Revolution in Publishing

“Talent could be discovered in new ways and a writer who had been beavering away in relative obscurity could suddenly be catapulted into international stardom.” John B. Thompson’s Book Wars, out today from Polity, explores the digital revolution in publishing. Read our excerpt:

An excerpt from Book Wars: The Digital Revolution in Publishing, published in May by Polity.

Clip of the Day: Author, poet, and translator Rajiv Mohabir and scholar Kadji Amin speak on the topics of q***r theory a...
05/07/2021

Clip of the Day: Author, poet, and translator Rajiv Mohabir and scholar Kadji Amin speak on the topics of q***r theory and scholarship, the process of writing creative nonfiction and poetry, and the term “Asian American” in this virtual conversation for the Radical Thinkers series hosted by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. at.pw.org/RadicalThinkers

Clip of the Day: Author, poet, and translator Rajiv Mohabir and scholar Kadji Amin speak on the topics of q***r theory and scholarship, the process of writing creative nonfiction and poetry, and the term “Asian American” in this virtual conversation for the Radical Thinkers series hosted by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. at.pw.org/RadicalThinkers

#PWNonfictionPrompt: Inspired by Alison Bechdel's latest graphic memoir, The Secret to Superhuman Strength, write an ess...
05/06/2021

#PWNonfictionPrompt: Inspired by Alison Bechdel's latest graphic memoir, The Secret to Superhuman Strength, write an essay in which each section focuses on a decade or stretch of time in your life. at.pw.org/Decades

#PWNonfictionPrompt: Inspired by Alison Bechdel's latest graphic memoir, The Secret to Superhuman Strength, write an essay in which each section focuses on a decade or stretch of time in your life. at.pw.org/Decades

“When I feel like I am ‘irritably reaching after fact and reason’ and the writing turns to sludge or sand, I turn to cha...
05/06/2021

“When I feel like I am ‘irritably reaching after fact and reason’ and the writing turns to sludge or sand, I turn to chance operations and knowledge systems such as the I Ching and tarot to get my transmission moving.” —Hoa Nguyen, author of A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure (Wave Books, 2021), in this week’s #WritersRecommend: at.pw.org/HoaNguyenWR

“When I feel like I am ‘irritably reaching after fact and reason’ and the writing turns to sludge or sand, I turn to chance operations and knowledge systems such as the I Ching and tarot to get my transmission moving.” —Hoa Nguyen, author of A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure (Wave Books, 2021), in this week’s #WritersRecommend: at.pw.org/HoaNguyenWR

#DailyNews: Greta Lee to adapt Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings for A24; Jeffrey Boakye writes about claiming his identi...
05/06/2021

#DailyNews: Greta Lee to adapt Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings for A24; Jeffrey Boakye writes about claiming his identity as a Black writer for British GQ; authors Jenny Lee and Emiko Jean are in conversation at Entertainment Weekly. Catch up on these stories and more news for writers: at.pw.org/May6_2021

#DailyNews: Greta Lee to adapt Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings for A24; Jeffrey Boakye writes about claiming his identity as a Black writer for British GQ; authors Jenny Lee and Emiko Jean are in conversation at Entertainment Weekly. Catch up on these stories and more news for writers: at.pw.org/May6_2021

Our latest recap of literary prizewinners is here! Follow the link to learn about winning writers at The American Poetry...
05/06/2021

Our latest recap of literary prizewinners is here! Follow the link to learn about winning writers at The American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Black Warrior Review, Gemini Magazine, Kallisto Gaia Press, The Los Angeles Review, and Narrative Magazine, among other nonprofits, publishers, and journals: at.pw.org/RecentWinners2021x3

Our latest recap of literary prizewinners is here! Follow the link to learn about winning writers at The American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Black Warrior Review, Gemini Magazine, Kallisto Gaia Press, The Los Angeles Review, and Narrative Magazine, among other nonprofits, publishers, and journals: at.pw.org/RecentWinners2021x3

Clip of the Day: In this episode of Curated Conversation(s): a Latinx Poetry Show, Benjamin Garcia speaks about the writ...
05/06/2021

Clip of the Day: In this episode of Curated Conversation(s): a Latinx Poetry Show, Benjamin Garcia speaks about the writing process for his debut poetry collection, Thrown in the Throat (Milkweed Editions, 2020), with his former teacher and mentor Dana Levin. at.pw.org/GarciaLevin

Clip of the Day: In this episode of Curated Conversation(s): a Latinx Poetry Show, Benjamin Garcia speaks about the writing process for his debut poetry collection, Thrown in the Throat (Milkweed Editions, 2020), with his former teacher and mentor Dana Levin. at.pw.org/GarciaLevin

#PWFictionPrompt: “If something is forgivable, and we forgive, is that really worth that much?” says Viet Thanh Nguyen a...
05/05/2021

#PWFictionPrompt: “If something is forgivable, and we forgive, is that really worth that much?” says Viet Thanh Nguyen about the narrator of his novel, The Committed. Write a story in which a character is contending with something “unforgivable.” at.pw.org/Unforgiving

#PWFictionPrompt: “If something is forgivable, and we forgive, is that really worth that much?” says Viet Thanh Nguyen about the narrator of his novel, The Committed. Write a story in which a character is contending with something “unforgivable.” at.pw.org/Unforgiving

PW.ORG offers a free writers group tool, making it easy to meet and collaborate with other writers. Join a group—or make...
05/05/2021

PW.ORG offers a free writers group tool, making it easy to meet and collaborate with other writers. Join a group—or make your own—today! pw.org/groups

#writingcommunity #writinggroups

PW.ORG offers a free writers group tool, making it easy to meet and collaborate with other writers. Join a group—or make your own—today! pw.org/groups

#writingcommunity #writinggroups

“It is ineffective and spiritually draining for creators (or anyone, really) to be in a one-way relationship with conten...
05/05/2021
Katy Nishimoto of the Dial Press

“It is ineffective and spiritually draining for creators (or anyone, really) to be in a one-way relationship with content; it’s so much easier to generate interesting stuff when you’re absorbing interesting stuff.” Katy Nishimoto of the Dial Press features in this week’s Agents & Editors Recommend:

Try to maintain a balance between input and output. Whether writers feel uninspired, burned out, or overwhelmed—or they feel like every sentence they’re writing is pure gold—my constant refrain is, “Take a break. Do something that has nothing to do with this book.” It is ineffective and sp...

#DailyNews: Employees detail “harmful working conditions” at the Believer and Black Mountain Institute under the leaders...
05/05/2021

#DailyNews: Employees detail “harmful working conditions” at the Believer and Black Mountain Institute under the leadership of Joshua Wolf Shenk; Alison Bechdel reflects on the arc of her career in a profile at the Los Angeles Times; John Murillo has won this year’s #FourQuartetsPrize from the Poetry Society of America. Catch up on these stories and more: at.pw.org/May5_2021

#DailyNews: Employees detail “harmful working conditions” at the Believer and Black Mountain Institute under the leadership of Joshua Wolf Shenk; Alison Bechdel reflects on the arc of her career in a profile at the Los Angeles Times; John Murillo has won this year’s #FourQuartetsPrize from the Poetry Society of America. Catch up on these stories and more: at.pw.org/May5_2021

“They say all the cells in your body regenerate every seven years. When I turned twenty, my father had been dead for eig...
05/05/2021
Negative Space by Lilly Dancyger

“They say all the cells in your body regenerate every seven years. When I turned twenty, my father had been dead for eight years—so if that theory is true, no cell in my body had ever been on the planet at the same time as him.” Lilly Dancyger searches for “a new way to grieve” in this reading from her memoir, Negative Space, out now from the Santa Fe Writers Project. #PageOneAudio:

Lilly Dancyger reads from her memoir, Negative Space, published in May 2021 by Santa Fe Writers Project.

Clip of the Day: “I had always been interested in blending reality or elevating the surrealistic elements of real life.”...
05/05/2021

Clip of the Day: “I had always been interested in blending reality or elevating the surrealistic elements of real life.” In this episode of the Woolfer Author Series, host Carmen Tanner Slaughter talks with Morgan Jerkins about transitioning between nonfiction and fiction writing, and her debut novel, Caul Baby (Harper, 2021), which is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. at.pw.org/WoolferMorganJerkins

Clip of the Day: “I had always been interested in blending reality or elevating the surrealistic elements of real life.” In this episode of the Woolfer Author Series, host Carmen Tanner Slaughter talks with Morgan Jerkins about transitioning between nonfiction and fiction writing, and her debut novel, Caul Baby (Harper, 2021), which is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. at.pw.org/WoolferMorganJerkins

#PWPoetryPrompt: Inspired by Forrest Gander's poem "Pastoral," write a poem about the act of looking. How can you subver...
05/04/2021

#PWPoetryPrompt: Inspired by Forrest Gander's poem "Pastoral," write a poem about the act of looking. How can you subvert the expectations of the reader by leaving the scene to go into the interior of your mind? at.pw.org/Pastoral

#PWPoetryPrompt: Inspired by Forrest Gander's poem "Pastoral," write a poem about the act of looking. How can you subvert the expectations of the reader by leaving the scene to go into the interior of your mind? at.pw.org/Pastoral

“The legacy of June Jordan is a gift to us in that it allows another opportunity to think not only about what poems are,...
05/04/2021
The Legacy of June Jordan

“The legacy of June Jordan is a gift to us in that it allows another opportunity to think not only about what poems are, but also about what poems can do. Can a poem love you?” We are pleased to share Jericho Brown’s afterword to The Essential June Jordan, edited by Jan Heller Levi and Christoph Keller, which is out today from Copper Canyon Press.

An excerpt from The Essential June Jordan, edited by Jan Heller Levi and Christoph Keller and published in May by Copper Canyon Press.

Highlights from #DailyNews: Kundiman announces Mentorship Lab fellows; Duke University Press Workers Union seeks Nationa...
05/04/2021

Highlights from #DailyNews: Kundiman announces Mentorship Lab fellows; Duke University Press Workers Union seeks National Labor Relations Board election in order to gain legal certification; Google Doodle spotlights Japanese American author Hisaye Yamamoto. Catch up on these stories and more news for writers: at.pw.org/May4_2021

Highlights from #DailyNews: Kundiman announces Mentorship Lab fellows; Duke University Press Workers Union seeks National Labor Relations Board election in order to gain legal certification; Google Doodle spotlights Japanese American author Hisaye Yamamoto. Catch up on these stories and more news for writers: at.pw.org/May4_2021

“I need the volume of more than one trusted reader to hear suggestions over my own investment in being right.” Happy #pu...
05/04/2021
Ten Questions for Donika Kelly

“I need the volume of more than one trusted reader to hear suggestions over my own investment in being right.” Happy #pubday to Donika Kelly, whose second poetry collection, The Renunciations, is out now from Graywolf Press. She answered our #TenQuestions #10Q4:

“I need the volume of more than one trusted reader to hear suggestions over my own investment in being right.” —Donika Kelly, author of The Renunciations

Clip of the Day: “I have a bad habit of using random facts as a coping mechanism.” Watch this short film directed by Rya...
05/04/2021

Clip of the Day: “I have a bad habit of using random facts as a coping mechanism.” Watch this short film directed by Ryan Boyland featuring his poem “Rue,” which won the 2020 Button Poetry Video Contest for Emerging Writers. at.pw.org/Rue

Clip of the Day: “I have a bad habit of using random facts as a coping mechanism.” Watch this short film directed by Ryan Boyland featuring his poem “Rue,” which won the 2020 Button Poetry Video Contest for Emerging Writers. at.pw.org/Rue

“It was easy to poke fun at the things that made me weird or different—the things I did not, in fact, wish to be. It is ...
05/03/2021
Craft Capsule: Self-Deprecating Humor

“It was easy to poke fun at the things that made me weird or different—the things I did not, in fact, wish to be. It is a way in which many q***r people learn to process things. By making fun of ourselves, we are better able to understand the things that we can’t seem to uproot.” In #CraftCapsules, Kristen Arnett considers how self-deprecating humor can be essential to q***r life:

The author of With Teeth writes that her affinity for self-deprecating humor is inextricable from her q***rness.

In our latest installment of Reviewers & Critics, Jennifer Szalai offers a window into her life as a book critic for the...
05/03/2021
Reviewers & Critics: Jennifer Szalai of the New York Times

In our latest installment of Reviewers & Critics, Jennifer Szalai offers a window into her life as a book critic for the New York Times. “I’d say I received about thirty to fifty galleys a week before the pandemic; I’ve started to get physical galleys again, but for months almost everything was coming by e-mail.”

The critic on how she began writing reviews, how she and the Times staff pick books to cover, and how social media affects her work.

#DailyNews: The longlist for the £30,000 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award has been announced; Joshua Wolf Shenk ha...
05/03/2021

#DailyNews: The longlist for the £30,000 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award has been announced; Joshua Wolf Shenk has resigned from roles at The Believer and the Black Mountain Institute; and the NYPL The New York Public Library recommends twenty-five novels in translation. Catch up on more stories for writers at.pw.org/May3

#DailyNews: The longlist for the £30,000 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award has been announced; Joshua Wolf Shenk has resigned from roles at The Believer and the Black Mountain Institute; and the NYPL The New York Public Library recommends twenty-five novels in translation. Catch up on more stories for writers at.pw.org/May3

For those looking to start submitting to writing contests, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Consider starting...
05/02/2021
May/June 2021

For those looking to start submitting to writing contests, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Consider starting with opportunities that do not charge entry fees. In our new print issue, you’ll find a guide to seventy-five free grants and awards:

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...

#FromTheArchive: “I have learned that there are plenty of ways to show up at one’s work: incessant contemplation, resear...
05/02/2021

#FromTheArchive: “I have learned that there are plenty of ways to show up at one’s work: incessant contemplation, research, and the unconscious mapping of structure that might come as the body moves in the world,” says Elissa Washuta in #WritersRecommend. at.pw.org/ElissaWashuta

#FromTheArchive: “I have learned that there are plenty of ways to show up at one’s work: incessant contemplation, research, and the unconscious mapping of structure that might come as the body moves in the world,” says Elissa Washuta in #WritersRecommend. at.pw.org/ElissaWashuta

Want to join a community of writers? Visit Poets & Writers Groups and request to join The Time Is Now: Writing Together!...
05/01/2021

Want to join a community of writers? Visit Poets & Writers Groups and request to join The Time Is Now: Writing Together! We'll share a new prompt each week to help spark new writing. Find out more: pw.org/groups

Want to join a community of writers? Visit Poets & Writers Groups and request to join The Time Is Now: Writing Together! We'll share a new prompt each week to help spark new writing. Find out more: pw.org/groups

“Writing workshop facilitator. That has been my job for twenty years. / Coordinadora de talleres de escritura. Ese ha si...
05/01/2021

“Writing workshop facilitator. That has been my job for twenty years. / Coordinadora de talleres de escritura. Ese ha sido mi trabajo desde hace veinte años.” Claudio Prado wrote about running Spanish-language workshops with funding from our Readings & Workshops program: at.pw.org/ADoorOpens

“Writing workshop facilitator. That has been my job for twenty years. / Coordinadora de talleres de escritura. Ese ha sido mi trabajo desde hace veinte años.” Claudio Prado wrote about running Spanish-language workshops with funding from our Readings & Workshops program: at.pw.org/ADoorOpens

#PWFictionPrompt: Inspired by Underwater New York, write a story about an enigmatic object that surfaces near a body of ...
05/01/2021

#PWFictionPrompt: Inspired by Underwater New York, write a story about an enigmatic object that surfaces near a body of water. #FromTheArchive http://at.pw.org/DeepDive

#PWFictionPrompt: Inspired by Underwater New York, write a story about an enigmatic object that surfaces near a body of water. #FromTheArchive http://at.pw.org/DeepDive

“I can’t stop—Wading into a lake—Skipping one flat stone after another across the surface of a pond—”Arthur Sze reads th...
05/01/2021
The Glass Constellation: New and Collected Poems by Arthur Sze

“I can’t stop—

Wading into a lake—

Skipping one flat stone after another across the surface of a pond—”

Arthur Sze reads three poems from his latest book, The Glass Constellation, out now from Copper Canyon Press, for #PageOneAudio:

Arthur Sze reads “Pitch Blue,” “The Sleepers,” and “The White Orchard” from his poetry collection The Glass Constellation: New and Collected Poems, pu

Clip of the Day: The Mosquito Coast is a new Apple TV Plus television series based on the 1981 best-selling novel of the...
05/01/2021

Clip of the Day: The Mosquito Coast is a new Apple TV Plus television series based on the 1981 best-selling novel of the same name by Paul Theroux. The seven-episode series stars Justin Theroux as Allie Fox, a radical idealist and inventor who uproots his family to Mexico when they find themselves on the run from the U.S. government. at.pw.org/TheMosquitoCoast

Clip of the Day: The Mosquito Coast is a new Apple TV Plus television series based on the 1981 best-selling novel of the same name by Paul Theroux. The seven-episode series stars Justin Theroux as Allie Fox, a radical idealist and inventor who uproots his family to Mexico when they find themselves on the run from the U.S. government. at.pw.org/TheMosquitoCoast

The Time Is Now! This week's #PWWritingPrompts include Frank O'Hara, humorous objects, and the Oscars, as well as a Best...
04/30/2021

The Time Is Now! This week's #PWWritingPrompts include Frank O'Hara, humorous objects, and the Oscars, as well as a Best Books by Audre Lorde.

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

The Time Is Now! This week's #PWWritingPrompts include Frank O'Hara, humorous objects, and the Oscars, as well as a Best Books by Audre Lorde.

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

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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: