– 10/25/2018

Distinguished poet Michael Bazzett reads from his verse translation of one of the only indigenous epics of the Americas, The Popol Vuh.

– 11/10/2018

Mindy Nettifee, author of Open Your Mouth Like a Bell, will moderate a conversation between Ada Limón, author of The Carrying, Alicia Jo Rabins, author of Fruit Geode, and Ashley Toliver, author of Spectra.


– 11/10/2018

Omar El Akkad, journalist and author of American War, will interview Elizabeth Rush at the Portland Book Festival.

– 10/19/2018

William Brewer will appear alongside Rob Hylton, sam sax, and Rachel Wiley in the Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A event at the Dodge Poetry Festival

– 10/26/2018

WORD Brooklyn hosts Jos Charles for reading from her poetry collection feeld.

Amy Thielen

Amy Thielen

AMY THIELEN is the author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook The New Midwestern Table and the host of Heartland Table on Food Network. A former New York City line cook, she now speaks and writes about home cooking for radio, television, and magazines, including Saveur, where she’s a contributing editor. She lives with her husband, visual artist Aaron Spangler, their son, his dog, and a bunch of chickens, in rural Park Rapids, Minnesota.

Bookseller Recommendations: 😈 Halloween Edition! 🎃

We are feeling the Halloween spirit here at Milkweed Books (have you seen our Trick or Treat display?), so to celebrate, here is a 💥 bonus round 💥 of book recommendations featuring the dark and scary stuff we think you might like to read this month. Whether you’re feeling like historical Midwestern gothic, a wacky German war satire, or haunting Urdu short stories, we have something for you to try.


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