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The African Poetry Digital Portal
PEN International Marks a Century
Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin
A Writer’s Garden of Sound
Small Press Points
Abdurraqib Edits for Tin House
The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises
Dear Memory • ON CREATIVE STRUGGLE, STRETCHING, AND ASKING FOR HELP
Lucia Berlin • MY MENTOR IN BEING AN OUTSIDER
The World The Book Can Build • WITH HIS NEW NOVEL, CLOUD CUCKOO LAND, HIS FIRST SINCE THE PULITZER PRIZE–WINNING ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, ANTHONY DOERR HAS CREATED A MASTERPIECE OF IMAGINATION THAT EMBODIES THE VAST INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF A WOUNDED WORLD.
Resistance and Reclamation • THREE POETS REVISE THE NARRATIVE OF TRANSRACIAL, TRANSNATIONAL ADOPTION
5 OVER 50
Jeffrey J. Higa
Megan Culhane Galbraith
5 More Over 50
Opportunities for Writers of a Certain Age
THE LIFE CYCLE OF A PUBLISHER
The Rise of Lucky Jefferson
The Journey (So Far) of Abalone Mountain Press
Sweat Equity and the Endurance of Obsidian
Nightboat Books Enters Midlife
The Uncertain Future of Bloom
The Ebb of Harbor Mountain Press
AgentAdvice • Larissa Melo Pienkowski of Jill Grinberg Literary Management
Nonfiction Book Proposals • THE FINE ART OF CRAFTING A LITERARY BUSINESS PLAN
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