– 04/12/2017

Join Wayne Miller for a Q&A and reception celebrating his 2017 UNT Rilke Prize for Post-. The $10,000 prize recognizes a book written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision.

– 04/11/2017

Kathy Fagan, Matthew Thorburn, and Katie Willingham will read poetry from their recent collections at Literati Bookstore.

– 04/08/2017

As a part of the Poets and Print reading series, Kathy Fagan and Christopher Kempf will read from their latest work at Kalamazoo Book Arts Center.

Rest in Power, Richard Wagamese

Milkweed Editions is deeply saddened to report that Richard Wagamese passed away in his home on Friday, March 10, 2017. He was 61. Wagamese was the author of more than 15 books ranging across fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including the novels Medicine Walk, Dream Wheels, and Indian Horse. Much of his work drew from his own struggle with family dysfunction that he attributed to the isolating government- and church-run schools, attended by his parents and extended family members. Wagamese called himself a second-generation survivor of these experiences.

Poetry & Migration #1: Bao Phi

As part of "Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration," the first formalized programming of the Poetry Coalition, Milkweed Editions, Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, and Birds, LLC have partnered to curate a selection of poems on the theme of migration. The first: "Ego-Tripping as Self-Defense Mechanism for Refugee Kids Who Got Their Names Clowned On" by Bao Phi.

Bao Phi

Bao Phi has been a performance poet since 1991 and has performed as a featured artist all over the United States. He is the author of Sông I Sing (Coffee House Press, 2011) and Thousand Star Hotel (Coffee House Press, 2017). His first children’s book, to be illustrated by Thi Bui, will be published by Capstone Press in the fall of 2017. He is currently Program Director at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

#ireadindie: International Women's Day

We're proud to be part of the independent publishing community, promoting titles that breed independent minds, break the mold, and dare to be different. In support of our fellow independents, we've teamed up with a few presses to draw attention to big books from smaller publishers across the country. This month, we're celebrating International Women's Day. What books are you reading to celebrate? Join the conversation and use the hashtags #ireadindie and #InternationalWomensDay

– 04/07/2017

Robin Wall Kimmerer connects with Anthropocene Awareness Association (AAA), a sometimes club, sometimes support group, to discuss issues related to the core ideas of the Northern Spark festival's year-long theme, Climate Chaos, Climate Rising. Northern Spark is a free, annual, dusk-to-dawn, multidisciplinary arts festival, and this year's events will explore the interconnected, evolving, long-term consequences from climate change, giving local and national artists’ a platform to help turn a sense of overwhelmment into concrete actions anchored in a realistic and hopeful...

– 04/06/2017

Ada Limón will read poetry from her collection Bright Dead Things at Colorado State University. 

– 04/04/2017

Kathy Fagan and Christopher Kempf will read their work as a part of Brews and Prose, a unique literary experience where audiences can drink local microbrews while listening to authors read. When you buy a book, you'll receive a free beer.

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