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.
Blog Posts by Milkweed Staff
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.
Authors / News
Milkweed Staff – 02/15/2018
Less than two years ago, Max Ritvo came into the Milkweed family like a ball of fire. We’re thrilled to share with you his next two books: Letters from Max, a book of correspondence between Max and the playwright Sarah Ruhl; and The Final Voicemails, a second collection of poems edited by Louise Glück.
Milkweed Staff – 02/07/2018
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this is an Art Works grant of $60,000 to Milkweed Editions.
Authors / Editors
Milkweed Staff – 12/20/2017
Writer Ada Limón recently said, “Poems have always been a place of questions for me. Not answers. And I have a lot of questions these days.”
We all turn to literature for different reasons, but that act of reaching for a book is one we each know intimately. The appeal of a beautiful cover, the feel of a book’s weight and texture; the anticipation of what joy, comfort, truth, or new curiosity might be waiting inside.
Milkweed Editions publishes some twenty books each...
Editors / Bookstore
Milkweed Staff – 12/18/2017
Learn how the Freemans, Friesens, and Milkweed Editions collaborated to make A Year in the Wilderness a beautiful, ecologically minded book of witness activism.