Subverting the obvious, an interview with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs.

Poetry For All

Haleh Liza Gafori discusses the poetic constraints of the ghazal form and Rumi’s encounters with the divine.

Mariner Books

Mariner Books to publish Deesha Philyaw’s highly anticipated novel, The True Confessions of First Lady Freeman, in a 7-figure deal.

Poetry Foundation

Congratulations to Kimiko Hahn, Cornelius Eady, and Douglas Kearney who were among the 2023 Pegasus Awards winners.

New York Times

Maggie Smith on how she finds poetry and hard-won peace in a suburb east of Columbus.


Read this conversation with Elizabeth Acevedo: “I allow space for what isn’t said.”

Center for Fiction

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Jamila Minnicks, Elizabeth Acevedo longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s 2023 First Novel Prize.

Harpers Bazaar

Airea D. Mathews on play: “Barbie reminds me of the imaginative intensity that children take on to push past time and space.”


Pádraig Ó Tuama reads “You wake the dead to life” written by Rumi and translated by Haleh Liza Gafori.