Growing up in Alabama, the author was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red-dirt roads, and a fiercely loved daughter. Here, in brief essays, she offers an unusual, captivating portrait of her family and her childhood—and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world.
On the heels of relaunching our internship program as a paid program, we’re excited to now announce the launch of the Milkweed Fellowship, a paid, 1–2 year immersion program designed to offer a comprehensive experience in book publishing for individuals who may not otherwise have access or means to pursue a career in the industry.
✨ Limited-edition offer in honor of Ada Limón and The Carrying! Give a donation of $25 or more to support Milkweed’s publishing program and receive a beautiful, custom mug featuring Ada’s poem “The Last Thing” from her National Book Critics Circle Award-winning collection.
Jake Skeets writes about the cover of his debut collection of poems, Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers (forthcoming September 2019), which features the portrait of his uncle, Mr. Benson James, taken in 1979 by Richard Avedon in Gallup, New Mexico.
Beginning with our Summer 2019 cohort, Milkweed Editions will relaunch its internship program as a paid program. With this step, Milkweed seeks to address significant barriers to publishing careers by offering a more viable and equitable internship experience.
Upon accepting the National Book Critics Circle Award, Ada Limón delivered a powerful speech about women and community. Read the full speech here.
Khaled Mattawa, judge of the Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry, has selected Patrick Johnson to be recipient of the 2019 prize for his manuscript Gatekeeper.