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    We look back on the life of the prolific poet W.S. Merwin. In this 2000 interview with fellow poet H.L. Hix, the former U.S. Poet Laureate reads from The Folding Cliffs.

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

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    New Letters Literary Award winners announced!

    See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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    Kansas City Literary Events

    Ta-Nehisi Coates

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    Friday, April 26, 2019

    Writers Place Happy Hour: Una Festa & Auction

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    Friday, April 26, 2019

    The Writers Place: Happy Hour & Silent Auction

    Kansas City, Mo.
    Friday, April 26, 2019

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    Winner Announced: New Letters Publication Award in Fiction

    Congrats to Donna Gordon for winning the $750.00 New Letters Publication Award in Fiction for her story "Primates." The final judge was Anthony Grooms. More info on the winner, finalists, & judges here: https://bit.ly/2P7pURh

    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.

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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.