Impact Report 2021

The Power of Potential
Impact Report 2021

At Milkweed Editions, we embrace possibility. We acquire manuscripts based on the transformative potential they have for readers, and we invest in intense, long-term collaborations with writers to develop their work to its fullest potential. Among the 26 powerful books Milkweed published last year was poet Victoria Chang’s Dear Memory, a collection of letters and mementos on trauma, loss, identity, and the art of remembering across generations. Michael Kleber-Diggs’ Max Ritvo Poetry Prize-winning debut collection, Worldly Things, offers guidance on radical kindness and community. Margaret Renkl’s Graceland, At Last, winner of the PEN America Literary Award for the Art of the Essay, explores the complexities of the American South. Diane Wilson’s debut novel, The Seed Keeper, winner of the Minnesota Book Award, gives voice to generations of Dakota women who fight to protect and uplift their culture. See what we’re publishing »

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