Ana Božičević

Born in Croatia in 1977, Ana is a poet, translator, teacher, and occasional singer. She is the author of Stars of the Night Commute (2009), the Lambda Award-winning Rise in the Fall (2013) and Joy of Missing Out, now out from Birds, LLC. She is the recipient of the 40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism award from the Feminist Press, and the PEN American Center/NYSCA grant for translating It Was Easy to Set the Snow on Fire by Zvonko Karanović, forthcoming from Phoneme Media. The anthology of translations The Day Lady Gaga Died: An Anthology of Newer New York Poets she co-edited with Željko Mitić appeared in Serbia in Fall 2011. She works and teaches poetry at BHQFU, New York’s freest art school.

Jon Lurie

Jon Lurie and José Perez are floundering. Jon is newly divorced and depressed; José, a smart, angry young Lakota-Puerto Rican, is embedded in a haze of women and street feuds. Then Lurie hits upon a plan to save them: to retrace the mythic two thousand-mile canoe trip of Eric Sevareid in his 1935 account Canoeing with the Cree

Jon Lurie is the author of the memoir Canoeing with José and, with Clyde Bellecourt, The Thunder Before the Storm, a Minnesota Book Award finalist. He has worked as a journalist, wilderness guide, and as a teen adviser at a Native American journalism program. He serves as director of the Mother of Waters Project, a cultural outreach program that combines experiential learning with arts education.

– 04/10/2017

In a talk on "Writing Poetry as Witness" at the Arts + Literature Laboratory for their Craft Talk Series, award-winning poet Rebecca Dunham, author of Cold Pastoral, will discuss models of documentary work being done by poets today, the way in which this sort of work might influence a poet’s creative process, and share ideas for how any writer might incorporate some of these techniques into their own writing.

– 04/08/2017

Join Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, for a short program and book signing at Milkweed Books.

– 03/30/2017

Rebecca Dunham will read from her latest poetry collection, Cold Pastoral, at Mystery To Me bookstore. 

Milkweed to Publish the Correspondence of Sarah Ruhl and Max Ritvo

We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Letters from Max, a book including the correspondence between Max Ritvo and Sarah Ruhl. Letters from Max tells the story of the relationship between a young poet diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma and a celebrated playwright who began as his teacher and became, over the course of an extended correspondence, his friend, and finally, his student.

Chris Santiago

Chris Santiago

Chris Santiago is the author of Tula, winner of the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, selected by A. Van Jordan. He teaches literature, sound culture, and creative writing at the University of St. Thomas.

Sarah Ruhl’s plays include In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Tony Award nominee), and The Clean House (Pulitzer Prize finalist, winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), among many others. She is recipient of the MacArthur “genius” grant, and of, most recently, the 2016 Steinberg Prize. She is currently on the faculty of the Yale School of Drama and lives in Brooklyn with her family.


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