James P. Lenfestey

From James P. Lenfestey, a collection of poems that lends delicacy and gentle humor to durable, long-lasting love.

Writing love poems fifty years into a marriage is no easy task: “If he exaggerates his love, she’ll know . . . And if his desire for her is undiminished, / who would believe?” But in A Marriage Book, Lenfestey meets his own challenge with aplomb. These poems drop readers into the rich, textured world of one couple’s enduring intimacy, from the warmth of a bedroom occupied by two to squabbles over miscommunications and crumbs in the kitchen.

Minneapolis, MN – 11/17/2017

Milkweed Books presents Inara Verzemnieks reading from her nonfiction debut, Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe.

Minneapolis, MN – 11/07/2017

Milkweed Books presents Jarret Middleton, author of Darkansas, in conversation with Minnesota Book Award-winning novelist Peter Geye.

Parneshia Jones Appointed President of Cave Canem's Board of Directors

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.

New Haven, CT – 11/16/2017

Yale University welcomes poet Jan Wagner with translator David Keplinger for a bilingual poetry reading of The Art of Topiary. 

Grand Marais, MN – 11/02/2017

Join the North Shore Readers and Writers Festival, featuring Faith Sullivan in author talks and classes.

Sauk Centre, MN – 10/14/2017

Faith Sullivan will be the keynote speaker at the 28thth Annual Sinclair Lewis Writers Conference.

Mankato, MN – 10/06/2017

Join award-winning author Faith Sullivan for appetizers, wine and tea tastings. Stay to get a sneak peek into her next new novel!


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