AWP

Milkweed Editions
AWP 2022: Philadelphia
Booth #742

SIGNINGS

Thursday, March 24
11am — Ada Limón
12pm — Brian Tierney
12:30pm — Kazim Ali
1pm — Wayne Miller
3pm — Nicky Beer
4pm — Eric Pankey
4:30pm — Ken Kalfus 

Friday, March 25
11am — Michael Bazzett
12pm — John James
12:30pm — Benjamin Garcia
1pm — Jos Charles
2pm — Allison Adair
2:30pm — Su Hwang
3pm — Michael Kleber-Diggs
4pm — Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Saturday, March 26
1pm — Devon Walker-Figueroa 
2pm — Kathryn Cowles

Not attending AWP this year?
Use discount code AWP22 for $5 off all books at milkweed.org
Code valid Wednesday, March 23—Sunday, March 27

Join us for the AWP Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
4:30–6:30 p.m. ET
Salon E, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Level 5

Join us for a celebratory, socially-distanced happy hour, theatre-style conversation with Aimee Nezhukumatathil and special guest January Gill O’Neil, and book signing featuring a silent auction, pop-up art table, and book sales. 

Suggested $25 donation includes a drink ticket for the signature “Lime Glow” cocktail from
Love, Tito’s and surprise swag bag.

All proceeds benefit diversity, access, and inclusion initiatives at AWP.

Milkweed Presents: Landscape and Literary Culture

Friday, March 25
12:10–1:25 p.m. ET
Terrace Ballroom I & II Pennsylvania Convention Center, 400 Level

Milkweed authors discuss the intersections of literary culture and the natural world: Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of World of Wonders; Kazim Ali, author of Northern Light; and Kerri ní Dochartaigh, author of Thin Places. Deep attentiveness to the environment—with its diverse landscapes, wild creatures, and shifting climates—provides these writers with dynamic pathways to explore regeneration, identity, and wonder in their work. Moderated by Animals Strike Curious Poses author Elena Passarello.

This event will also be livestreamed.

The Language in Question, ft. Nicky Beer, Benjamin Garcia, Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsly, Michael Kleber-Diggs, & torrin a. greathouse

Saturday, March 26
9:00 a.m. ET
122AB, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level

The poets in this reading, with recent books published by Milkweed Editions, all illustrate in varying ways the press's ongoing commitment to art that uses language to trouble and interrogate the status quo. Our poetries are radical, queer, disabled, genre-bending. We seek to celebrate our power as creators—come join us!

Featured Authors
Meet these authors and more at AWP! (Schedule of signings is above.)
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Featured Titles
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Nonfiction
Robin Wall Kimmerer

As a botanist, the author has been trained to examine nature with the tools of science; as a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our teachers. Here she brings these two lenses together,...

Nonfiction
Aimee Nezhukumatathil

A New York Times Best Seller
Barnes & Noble 2020 Book of the Year

From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction—a collection of essays about the natural world,...

Nonfiction
Kazim Ali

Facing environmental destruction and broken promises from the Canadian government, the Pimicikamak community at Cross Lake have evicted Manitoba’s electric utility from the local dam. The author, who grew up in the nearby town of Jenpeg, returns...

Nonfiction
Kerri ní Dochartaigh

An Indies Introduce Selection for Winter/Spring 2022
An Indie Next Selection for April 2022
A Junior Library Guild Selection for Spring 2022

Both a celebration of the natural world and a memoir of one...

Poetry
Jos Charles

From the celebrated author of feeld comes a formally commanding third collection, dexterously recounting the survival of a period suffused with mourning.

Nonfiction
Victoria Chang

An Electric Literature Favorite Nonfiction Book of 2021
A TIME Magazine Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2021

A Los Angeles Times Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2021
A Literary Hub Most
...

Nonfiction
Margaret Renkl

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...

Nonfiction
Margaret Renkl

Winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
Winner of the 2022 Southern Book Prize
An Indie Next Selection for September 2021
A Book Marks Best Reviewed Essay
...

Fiction
Diane Wilson

A haunting novel spanning several generations, following a Dakota family’s struggle to preserve their way of life and their sacrifices to protect what matters most. Weaving together the voices of four indelible women—including tough, bookish...

Poetry
Jennifer Huang

Selected by Jos Charles as the winner of the 2021 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry, Return Flight is a lush reckoning: with inheritance, with body, with trauma, with desire—and with the many tendons in between.

A Lambda Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Book of March 2022

What is illusion—a deception, or a revelation? What is a poem—the truth, or “a diverting flash, / a mirror showing everything / but itself”?

...

Poetry
Brian Tierney

Chosen by Randall Mann as a winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, Brian Tierney’s Rise and Float depicts the journey of a poet working—remarkably, miraculously—to make our most profound, private wounds visible on the page....

Nonfiction
Antonio Michael Downing

Tracing the author’s journey from the tropical forests of Trinidad to the stark landscape of rural Canada—as well as that of his vibrant personal, musical metamorphosis—this is a poignant memoir of overcoming, belonging, and becoming one’s own...

Nonfiction
Dara McAnulty

From sixteen-year-old Dara McAnulty, a globally renowned figure in the youth climate activist movement, comes a memoir about loving the natural world and fighting to save it.

Winner of the Wainwright Prize for UK nature...

Poetry
Devon Walker-Figueroa

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle's 2021 John Leonard Prize for Best First Book
A Publishers Weekly “Top Ten Pick” for Fall 2021 Poetry Titles
A Library Journal “Poetry Title to Watch” for 2021
...

Poetry
Ada Limón

Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance. This collection shows us the persistence of hunger, love, and joy, the dizzying...

Poetry
Michael Kleber-Diggs

Winner of the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, the poems of Worldly Things offer needed guidance on ways forward—toward radical kindness and a socially responsible poetics. “Let’s create folklore side-by-side,” he urges, asking us to aspire to a...

Poetry
Wayne Miller

A boy asks his father what it means to die; a poet wonders whether we can truly know another’s thoughts; a man tries to understand how extreme violence and grace can occupy the same space. These are the questions tackled in these poems: the hard...

Poetry
torrin a. greathouse

Concrete and evocative, Wound from the Mouth of a Wound is a testament to persistence, even when the body is not allowed to thrive. greathouse—elegant, vicious, “a one-girl armageddon” draped in crushed velvet—teaches us that fragility...

Fiction
Makenna Goodman

Alma and her family live a life close to the land—then, one night, she abruptly leaves it all behind. A fable both blistering and surreal, this is a propulsive, funny, and thought-provoking novel about a woman in isolation, whose mind—...