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Milkweed Staff – 10/16/2020

We are thrilled to announce that Michael Kleber-Diggs is the winner of the 2020 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. His manuscript Worldly Things was selected by judge Henri Cole and will be published in June 2021. In addition to publication, Kleber-Diggs will receive $10,000.

Michael Kleber-Diggs was born and raised in Kansas and now lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. His work has appeared in Lit Hub, the RumpusRain Taxi, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Water~Stone ReviewMidway ReviewNorth Dakota Quarterly and a few anthologies. Kleber-Diggs teaches poetry and creative non-fiction...

Authors / News / Awards & Prizes

Milkweed Staff – 10/14/2020

We are thrilled to announce that Devon Walker-Figueroa has been named one of five winners of the National Poetry Series for 2020. Her manuscript Philomath was selected by Milkweed poet Sally Keith and will be published in September 2021. In addition to publication, Walker-Figueroa will receive $10,000.

Devon Walker-Figueroa is a writer, editor, and erstwhile professional ballet dancer who grew up in Kings Valley (a ghost town in the Oregon Coast Range). A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the 2018...

Bookstore / Roundup

Milkweed Staff – 10/08/2020

Real people recommend good books we think you'll like, too!

Authors / Poetry & Migration

Bailey Hutchinson – 10/08/2020

Welcome, friends, to the latest installment of 5 Reasons to Teach This Book! In this interview series, we examine what we can learn from Milkweed’s titles by discussing our books with educators, authors, and booksellers. This month, we’re featuring Éireann Lorsung’s recently-released collection, The Century.

These poems navigate cross-continental histories as best they can with the flawed vehicle we have collectively inherited: language. “I need a language more open / than the language of forms, more / spacious than the language poetry /...

Authors / Interviews / Watch & Listen

Bailey Hutchinson – 09/28/2020

Hello, friends, and welcome to another edition of Deep Cuts! In this series, we dive in with some of our authors and discuss the behind-the-scenes work that goes into the composition and production of their books. We’re doing things a smidge differently this month—in a moment, I’ll hand the mic over fully to Aimee Nezhukumatathil, who will take us on an audiovisual tour of some favorite featured friends from her new essay collection, World of Wonders.  

But let me gush for just a sec: I admire World of Wonders so much. By moving through the world with an eye...

News

Milkweed Staff – 09/24/2020

We are so excited to introduce you to our two Fellows, Kachina Yeager and Tijqua Daiker, who both joined our team this year. Milkweed Publisher & CEO Daniel Slager, who helped establish our Fellowship program, reflects on these two new team members:

”In these challenging times, we are particularly pleased to welcome these Fellows to our team, and to work alongside them in publishing transformative books, from acquisition to release. I am confident they will enlarge our perspective as a

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Bookstore / Roundup

Milkweed Staff – 09/08/2020

Real people recommend good books we think you'll like, too!

Authors / Interviews

Milkweed Staff – 09/02/2020

An interview with author Diane Wilson about her forthcoming novel, The Seed Keeper

Authors

Milkweed Staff – 08/31/2020

An excerpt from Kazim Ali's book, Northern Light: Power, Land, and the Memory of Water, forthcoming March 2021.

Authors

Milkweed Staff – 08/13/2020

Author Wayne Miller reflects on the artistic process of creating the cover of his collection, We the Jury

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