Blog Posts by Milkweed Staff

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News / Awards & Prizes

Milkweed Staff – 12/06/2018

Milkweed Editions is pleased to announce that the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, the largest regional poetry prize in the country, will continue under a new name, the Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry. The prize will also offer expanded eligibility, adding Michigan to the list of eligible states of residence for entrants in the upper Midwest. The 2019 judge will be acclaimed poet, essayist, and literary translator, Khaled Mattawa.

News

Milkweed Staff – 11/29/2018

Announcing our best-ever sustaining support thank-you gifts! Featuring: a pin to announce your bookish elan, a mug featuring an entire poem by Ada Limón, and the last new tote you’ll need (this year). GET THOSE GOODS!

Authors / Watch & Listen

Milkweed Staff – 11/08/2018

Just released in the latest issue of Emergence Magazine is a new essay by Robin Wall Kimmerer, complete with an interactive experience including audio, parallax illustration, the most cosmological photos of corn you will possibly ever see in your life, stop motion animation with folded paper corn, and an interactive timeline.

Awards & Prizes

Milkweed Staff – 11/05/2018

For his manuscript The Milk Hours, chosen by acclaimed poet and judge Henri Cole, James will receive $10,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions in June 2019.

Authors / Watch & Listen

Milkweed Staff – 08/13/2018

From the author of Bright Dead Things comes The Carrying, her most powerful collection yet. And now, for the first time, we’re thrilled to share Limón's entire collection in audiobook. Listen to a preview here.

Authors / Awards & Prizes

Milkweed Staff – 04/30/2018

Rick Barot, judge of the seventh annual Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, has selected Twin Cities resident Claire Wahmanholm to be recipient of the 2018 prize, for her manuscript, Wilder. Wahmanholm will receive $10,000 as well as publication by Milkweed Editions in November 2018. 

Authors / Watch & Listen

Milkweed Staff – 04/23/2018

North American Stadiums by Grady Chambers is the inaugural winner of the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, and will be published in June 2018. “This book is in many ways a love letter: to the landscapes of the Midwest and Central New York that I have spent so much time in, to the histories of those places, to the people that I have moved through those places with. . .” —Grady Chambers

News / Awards & Prizes

Milkweed Staff – 04/11/2018

We are pleased to announce the five finalists for this year's Lindquist & Vennum poetry prize, which awards $10,000 and publication with Milkweed Editions to the winning poet.

Authors / Events

Milkweed Staff – 04/05/2018


2000 miles by bicycle, 64 days, 30+ events, 9 states, two authors, 1 canoe . . . and YOU!

Awards & Prizes

Milkweed Staff – 03/04/2018

We are pleased to announce that judge Victoria Chang has selected John McCarthy’s collection Scared Violent Like Horses as winner of the 2017-18 Jake Adam York Prize for a first or second collection of poems, presented in partnership by Copper Nickel and Milkweed Editions. McCarthy will receive $2,000 and his collection will be published by Milkweed in February 2019.

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