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.
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.
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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.
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Learn how the Freemans, Friesens, and Milkweed Editions collaborated to make A Year in the Wilderness a beautiful, ecologically minded book of witness activism.
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Milkweed Editions, in partnership with Riva Ariella Ritvo-Slifka and the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, is pleased to announce that Grady Chambers is the winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. For his manuscript, North American Stadiums, chosen by acclaimed poet and judge Henri Cole, Chambers will receive $10,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions in June 2018.
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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.
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.
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Three decades ago, Milkweed had a very different look and feel. Check out these catalogs from 1988 to 1990!
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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.