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Editors / Authors / Interviews

Joey McGarvey – 06/17/2017

Dalia Rosenfeld, author of the debut story collection The Worlds We Think We Know, joined Milkweed editor Joey McGarvey in a discussion about place, humor, and literary influences. From the meaning of symbolism to the catalysts for character creation, Rosenfeld recounts how her book came into being. 

News / Awards & Prizes

Milkweed Staff – 06/15/2017

Milkweed Editions, in partnership with the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, is pleased to announce the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. The winning poet will receive publication by Milkweed Editions in April 2018 and $10,000, making the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize the most lucrative first-book prize.

Authors

Alison Hawthorne Deming – 06/08/2017

Does a book seem small in influence compared to the monstrous forces of mean-spirited avarice that shadow our public life today? Sure. But why do we remember Leo Tolstoy, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, or James Baldwin?

News

Milkweed Staff – 06/01/2017

Whether you're a reader, writer, donor, or subscriber—or all four!—you made great books happen in 2016. Read on to see how you helped Milkweed accomplish incredible things last year.

Bookstore / Roundup

Hans Weyandt – 05/31/2017

The next Milkweed Books Subscription pick is here! Read on for more about Edward McPherson's The History of the Future, plus other books that explore American myths and misdeeds, boomtowns and Doom Towns.

Bookstore / Roundup

Daley Farr – 05/26/2017

In precise sentences and assured prose, all three of these writers have crafted singular works of personal nonfiction.

News

Milkweed Staff – 05/16/2017

Today marks the official U.S. publication of Tim Winton's acclaimed memoir, Island Home. The author of twenty-eight books for adults and children, Winton is known worldwide as one of Australia's most acclaimed novelists. Island Home offers readers a more intimate view of Winton's relationship to his home—to the sea, scrub, and swamp as vital to him as the blood relations of family.

Bookstore / Roundup

Hans Weyandt – 05/11/2017

My reading of novels is often framed by a theme, be it an idea or location or era. Lately, that theme is novels that contain both sadness and humor.

Bookstore / Roundup

Daley Farr – 04/28/2017

Like all of us at Milkweed Books, I like to read across genres, but I have a soft spot for books that are themselves cross-genre, and particularly those that mess up the lines delineating what is and isn’t fiction. The following selections are a few such titles I’ve loved. One I received at a party, one I bought on a whim at another independent bookstore (shout-out to Subtext Books, my neighborhood store), and another I read after seeing it in the social media feeds of a few other trusted bookstores and booksellers. I wouldn’t normally include two books from the same press, but The Gift comes out in early May and I want everyone to read it right away, so Coffee House gets two this time.

Poetry & Migration

Lauren Hunter – 04/27/2017

As part of "Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration," the first formalized programming of the Poetry Coalition, Milkweed Editions, Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, and Birds, LLC have partnered to curate a selection of poems on the theme of migration. Installment #8: Lauren Hunter's "i am warm and powerful," from Human Achievements.

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