Milkweed Editions
AWP 2022: Philadelphia
Booth #742


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

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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
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Featured Titles
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Robin Wall Kimmerer

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Robin Wall Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction—a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us.

Kazim Ali

In building relationships with his former neighbors, Ali explores questions of land and power―and in remembering a lost connection to this place, finally finds a home he might belong to.

Kerri ní Dochartaigh

In Thin Places, a luminous blend of memoir, history, and nature writing, Kerri ní Dochartaigh explores how nature kept her sane and helped her heal after The Troubles, 

Jos Charles

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

Victoria Chang

From poet Victoria Chang, a collection of literary letters and mementos on the art of remembering across generations.

Margaret Renkl

From Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family—and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world.

Margaret Renkl

In a patchwork quilt of personal and reported essays, Margaret Renkl’s columns offer a dose of natural beauty, human decency, and persistent hope from her home in Nashville.

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. 

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.

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

Brian Tierney

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

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 personal, musical metamorphosis—this is a poignant memoir of overcoming and belonging.

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.

Devon Walker-Figueroa

Selected by Sally Keith as a winner of the 2020 National Poetry Series, this debut collection is a ruminative catalogue of overgrowth and the places that haunt us.

Ada Limón

From U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón comes The Carrying—her most powerful collection yet.

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.

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...

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.

Makenna Goodman

A fable both blistering and surreal, this is a propulsive, funny, and thought-provoking novel about a woman in isolation, whose mind—fueled by capitalism, motherhood, and the search for meaningful art—attempts to betray her.