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    By Subscription: Writing by Marilyn Hacker, William Trowbridge, David Ray, Linda Pastan, Kim Addonizio, Roderick Townley, and others.

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    Patricia Smith reads from her recent poetry book, Incendiary Art, a 2018 winner of an NAACP Image Award and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.

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    Winner of the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction

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    Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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    Kansas City Literary Events

    Eula Bliss

    Columbia, Mo.
    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    Kunkel, Kook & Thompson

    Kansas City, Mo.
    Friday, February 1, 2019

    Fatima Asghar and Safia Elhillo

    Lawrence, Kan.
    Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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    Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

    New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

    New Letters Summer 2018 Poetry Series

    Follow our new series of poems about children, each day or two through July. Begin reading here. 

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    Dave Smith Collection

    Special Pricing: This collection includes New Letters (Vol. 80, No. 1), two CDs with New Letters on the Air programs from 19811988, and part one and two of a 2014 interview, all featuring the work of Dave Smith. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced in our audio archives.