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Milkweed Staff – 05/06/2019

On the heels of relaunching our internship program as a paid program, we’re excited to now announce the launch of the Milkweed Fellowship, a paid, 1–2 year immersion program designed to offer a comprehensive experience in book publishing for individuals who may not otherwise have access or means to pursue a career in the industry.

News / Roundup

Milkweed Staff – 03/04/2019

Our staff is constantly deep in the weeds of all the news about our books—what’s new or coming soon, new conversations about books published years ago—and if you aren’t constantly on the lookout, it might be easy to miss what’s happening in all corners of the literary internet. Enter this new series, in which our staff rounds up the latest not-to-be-missed Milkweed highlights.

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.

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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!

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 / 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.

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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.

News / Bookstore

Milkweed Staff – 10/05/2017

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Authors / News

Milkweed Staff – 10/04/2017

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.

Authors / News

Milkweed Staff – 09/21/2017

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of a second collection of poems by the late Max Ritvo, the celebrated author of Four Reincarnations, which the New York Times Book Review called “good-humored, appealingly sly, and surprisingly whimsical.”

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