Blog Posts by Milkweed Staff

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Authors / Editors

Milkweed Staff – 12/11/2017

Exactly two years ago today, Amy and Dave Freeman were journaling at “home” in their tent, camped in the middle of the Boundary Waters. Now they're the author of a beautiful, important book and are fighting hard to protect and preserve the land.

Editors

Milkweed Staff – 10/19/2017

First published in 1993, Transforming a Rape Culture is a groundbreaking anthology about sexual violence, America's rape culture, and what can be done to dismantle it. A powerful polemic for fundamental cultural change, writers including Louise Erdrich, bell hooks, and Gloria Steinem call for the transformation of basic attitudes about power, gender, race, and sexuality.

News / Bookstore

Milkweed Staff – 10/05/2017

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Editors

Milkweed Staff – 10/05/2017

Three decades ago, Milkweed had a very different look and feel. Check out these catalogs from 1988 to 1990!

Authors / News

Milkweed Staff – 10/04/2017

We are thrilled to share that Parneshia Jones—author of the collection of poems Vessel, published in 2015 by Milkweed Editions—has been appointed the next president of Cave Canem's board of directors. Cave Canem was founded by Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady in 1996 to remedy the under-representation and isolation of African American poets in the literary landscape. The nonprofit's extensive programming and publications have greatly impacted the American literary landscape, and include three book prizes delivered in partnership with five prestigious presses, fellowships, community-based workshops for emerging and established poets, and a vast range of events, seminars, and lectures.

Editors / Events

Milkweed Staff – 09/21/2017

From the Milkweed Archive at the Upper Midwest Literary Archives, here are the first three invitations to the Book Lovers Ball from 2000, 2001, and 2002. Just one more week until Milkweed’s 2017 Book Lovers Ball!

Authors / News

Milkweed Staff – 09/21/2017

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of a second collection of poems by the late Max Ritvo, the celebrated author of Four Reincarnations, which the New York Times Book Review called “good-humored, appealingly sly, and surprisingly whimsical.”

News / Awards & Prizes

Milkweed Staff – 09/13/2017

We are pleased to announce that Jos Charles has been named one of five winners of the 2017 National Poetry Series. feeld was selected by Fady Joudah and will be published in September 2018 by Milkweed Editions.

Authors / News / Watch & Listen

Milkweed Staff – 09/12/2017

We are thrilled to announce the publication of two very special books today: Alex Lemon's Feverland: A Memoir in Shards and William Brewer's National Poetry Series-winning collection of poems I Know Your Kind. Both share a common impulse to meet pain and stigma with beauty and art.

Authors / Watch & Listen

Milkweed Staff – 08/31/2017

Alex Lemon's new memoir, Feverland, is a fragmented exploration of trauma, the fallibility of the body, and the joys of being alive. Listen to him introduce the book and read from the first essay, "EKG."

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