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        By Subscription: New writing by Margot Livesey, Stephen Dunn, a eulogy for Peter Everwine and more.

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        Justin Martin reads from Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians, a biography that explores the life of Walt Whitman and his artistic associates before the Civil War.

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        Winner of the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction

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        New Letters Literary Award winners announced!

        See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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        Kansas City Literary Events

        Wagner, Anderson, & Harries

        Kansas City, Mo.
        Saturday, June 8, 2019

        Donna Baier Stein

        Kansas City, Mo.
        Monday, June 10, 2019

        Green, Sierra & Paul

        Kansas City, Mo.
        Friday, June 14, 2019

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        UMKC's New Letters Ranks Among the Top Literary Journals in the United States

        New Letters continues its standing as among the most highly regarded journals for discovering, publishing, and promoting the best new fiction, poetry, and essays. 

        Winner Announced: New Letters Publication Award in Fiction

        Congrats to Donna Gordon for winning the $750.00 New Letters Publication Award in Fiction for her story "Primates." The final judge was Anthony Grooms. More info on the winner, finalists, & judges here: https://bit.ly/2P7pURh

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        Dave Smith Collection

        Special Pricing: This collection includes New Letters (Vol. 80, No. 1), two CDs with New Letters on the Air programs from 19811988, and part one and two of a 2014 interview, all featuring the work of Dave Smith. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced in our audio archives.