St. Paul resident Caitlin Bailey is the winner of the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. Her manuscript, Solve for Desire, was chosen from more than two hundred collections of poets across the Upper Midwest by this year's independent judge, Srikanth Reddy. Bailey will receive $10,000 as well as publication by Milkweed Editions. She is the sixth recipient of this annual prize.
Blog Posts by Milkweed Staff
News / Awards & Prizes
Milkweed Staff – 04/19/2017
News / Awards & Prizes
Milkweed Staff – 03/30/2017
We are pleased to announce the finalists of the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry! Presented in partnership by Milkweed Editions and the Lindquist & Vennum Foundation, the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry seeks to support outstanding poets residing in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota and bring their work to a national stage. This year, we received more than 200 submissions.
Authors / News
Milkweed Staff – 03/23/2017
We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Letters from Max, a book including the correspondence between Max Ritvo and Sarah Ruhl. Letters from Max tells the story of the relationship between a young poet diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma and a celebrated playwright who began as his teacher and became, over the course of an extended correspondence, his friend, and finally, his student.
Milkweed Staff – 03/11/2017
Milkweed Editions is deeply saddened to report that Richard Wagamese passed away in his home on Friday, March 10, 2017. He was 61. Wagamese was the author of more than 15 books ranging across fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including the novels Medicine Walk, Dream Wheels, and Indian Horse. Much of his work drew from his own struggle with family dysfunction that he attributed to the isolating government- and church-run schools, attended by his parents and extended family members. Wagamese called himself a second-generation survivor of these experiences.
Milkweed Staff – 03/08/2017
We're proud to be part of the independent publishing community, promoting titles that breed independent minds, break the mold, and dare to be different. In support of our fellow independents, we've teamed up with a few presses to draw attention to big books from smaller publishers across the country. This month, we're celebrating International Women's Day. What books are you reading to celebrate? Join the conversation and use the hashtags #ireadindie and #InternationalWomensDay.
Milkweed Staff – 03/01/2017
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Milkweed Editions at Open Book!
Join us for an evening honoring poets, their vital place in our culture, and their unique capacity to imagine, enliven, connect, and delight.
THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
At 5:30 p.m., join poets and poetry fans for a party in the Milkweed Editions office suite featuring poetry-themed drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Ticketed reception: $25 General Admission | $10 Student Ticket | FREE for...
News / Awards & Prizes
Milkweed Staff – 02/27/2017
We are pleased to announce that Analicia Sotelo is the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize for a first or second collection of poems, presented in partnership by Copper Nickel and Milkweed Editions, judged by Ross Gay. Sotelo will receive $2,000 and her debut collection, Virgin, will be published by Milkweed Editions in February 2018.
Editors / Watch & Listen
Milkweed Staff – 02/14/2017
Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Milkweed Editions! You make the dreams of our authors come true. A special thank you to everyone who made a donation to Milkweed last year. Your support means the world to us. We heart you! ❤️
Milkweed Staff – 02/07/2017
We're proud to be part of the independent publishing community, promoting titles that breed independent minds, break the mold, and dare to be different. In support of our fellow independents, we'd like to draw attention to big books from smaller publishers across the country. Over the coming months, we'll be teaming up with a few other independent publishers to do just that, each time highlighting books on different themes. First up, we're highlighting our best books that celebrate diversity.
Of course, this is just a small snapshot of what's out there. What are your favorite books from independent publishers? Join...
Editors / News
Milkweed Staff – 01/26/2017
Today—two days after Donald Trump ordered a media blackout at all government agencies, and one day after employees of those government agencies launched "rogue" social media accounts—#climatefacts is trending worldwide on Twitter. The Twitterstorm is organized by 350.org, the international environmental organization founded by Bill McKibben. A statement from 350.org reads, "Denying climate change is irresponsible and will put millions of people at greater risk of harm from pollution, climate disruption, and fossil fuel extraction . . . Help defend science and...