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The Writer’s Chronicle

First established in 1967 as the AWP Newsletter, the Writer’s Chronicle serves as a leading source of information for writers, editors, students, and teachers of writing. Each issue features writing news, essays on craft, and interviews with authors. The Writer’s Chronicle is for those who love reading and writing.

Current Issue: April 2024

A laptop displaying the cover of the Writer’s Chronicle, which shows two parents writing at desks while their kids lie on the floor and color

Featured Articles

  • The Chaos Agents: A Conversation with Caitlin Horrocks and W. Todd Kaneko
  • Still Very Much Me: On Becoming a Mother and Not Becoming an Art Monster
  • Ready to Dream Again: A Conversation with A. Van Jordan
  • On Avoiding Melodrama and the Occasional Ditch
  • The Mask and the Unmasking: What Poets and Actors Share
  • The Best of Both Genres: The Rise of the Novel in Verse

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Sample Articles

Article Author

The 2024 AWP Small Press Publisher Award

The 2024 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature

Ready to Dream Again

Lauren Myers-Hinkle, A. Van Jordan

The Chaos Agents

Caitlin Horrocks and W. Todd Kaneko

The Mask and the Unmasking

Derek JG Williams

Still Very Much Me

Emily Lackey

On Avoiding Melodrama and the Occasional Ditch

Alyson Mosquera Dutemple

The Best of Both Genres

Meg Eden Kuyatt, Hannah V. Sawyerr

From the Bakery to the Bar

Amber Caron

The Writer-on-Writer Memoir

Thomas Larson

Allegories for the Future

Helena Feder

Poetry of Freedom and Dignity

Laima Vincé

States of Being

Jarek Steele

Four Poems by Halyna Kruk

Halyna Kruk, Amelia M. Glaser, and Yuliya Ilchuk


Rochelle Spencer

The 2023 AWP Award Series Winners on Their Winning Books

Introducing the 2024 AWP Award Series Judges

Queering and Disrupting Appalachian Narratives

Neema Avashia, W. David Hall, Mesha Maren, Carter Sickels, and Jamie Lyn Smith

Meet the 2022 AWP Award Series Winners at the #AWP24 Conference & Bookfair

Mine Own Eaven

Christopher Kempf

Scraping the Writer

Erika Swyler

The First Domino?

Rachel King

Truth(s) Be Told

Donald Quist

Framing the Frame

David Galef

An Interview with Alice Friman

Patricia Clark

Selections from the 2023 Intro Journals Project Winners

#WritersServe Pride Haven at #AWP24A

Scout DeSimio

The 2023 National Program Directors’ Prize

Moveable Type

Marcus Myers

More Than Just a Pretty Hat

Philip Metres


Douglas Bauer

On Torque

Karen Babine

The #AWP23 Keynote

Min Jin Lee, Nancy Pearl

The 2023 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature

Duriel E. Harris

The AWP HBCU Fellowship

A.J. Verdelle

The Lens of the Present

Scott LaMascus

Audible Activism in American Sign Language Poetry

Delicia Daniels

Flights of Fancy

Aaron Tillman

More Fully, More Delicately Alive

Helena Feder

Writing about People of Different Individual & Cultural Identities

Maryka Biaggio & Vanitha Sankaran

Women Who Love Musicians All Their Lives

Kate Morgan

The Art of Living

Helena Feder

In Whose Voice

Scott Driscoll & A. Muia

Deborah Levy

Liam Hoare

Blah, Blah, Love

Jessica Jacobs

From Rules to Rebels

J.T. Bushnell

A Conversation With Mark Tredinnick

Chikodi Adeola Olasode

In Working Order, or Proxemics & the Poetry Book

Anna Leahy

Craft Inc.

Christopher Kempf

Iambs & Isotopes

Elizabeth Bradford, Lucille Lang Day, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Ann Fisher-Wirth, & Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Negotiating to Keep the Poem Alive

Brian Brodeur

Two Roads to the Ruins

Deborah Bacharach & Dia Calhoun

Let Them Write

Tim Waggoner

Writing for the Freshest Air

Michael Colbert

Black Lives Matter & the Poetics Of Justice

Philip Metres

Disorder in Suspension

J.D. Scrimgeour

A Conversation with Sonia Sanchez

Chapman Hood Frazier

Murdered, or Concealed

Sara Hailstone

Containing Multitudes

Alicia Ostriker

Don’t Tell Me What To Do

Debra Spark

Maxine Hong Kingston & the New Horizons of American Memoir

Richard Goodman

Let Scotland Burn Yella

Patrick Moran

Raising the Volume

Aviya Kushner, Sharon Dolin, Katherine E. Young, Andrea Jurjevic, Nancy Naomi Carlson

Bare Poetry

Jasmine V. Bailey

Cathleen Schine & the Comic Tradition

Cathleen Schine

On Arab Feminist Writers

Jasmin Attia

A Poet of the World, For the World

Jonathan Harrington

Writing the Story of Mental Illness for Young Readers

Ann Jacobus and Nancy Bo Flood

An Abandoned Immigrant Finds Her Voice: An Interview with Allison Hong Merrill

Megan Vered

Poetry Grabbed Me by the Collar: An Interview with Eli Clare

Kathi Wolfe

On Inaugural Poet—Amanda Gorman

E. Ethelbert Miller

Nonfiction/Nonbinary Literary Identities: An Investigation of Contemporary Writers Queering Gen(der/re) in America

Chachi Hauser

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: An Appreciation

Kathi Wolfe

Catastrophe and Survival: Women Ecopoets Navigate Pathways Past Denials:

Camille T. Dungy, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Brenda Hillman, Sandra Meek, & Aimee Nezhukumatathil

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Identity

Eileen Cronin

Imagining Your Way through Pandemic: A Love Letter for Students of Creative Writing in Times of Crisis

Emily Carr

Writing in a Time of Disaster

Debra Spark

What The Plague Can Teach Us About Ourselves

Michael C. White

"Embracing my tribe of writers": A Conversation with Sue William Silverman

Supriya Bhatnagar

Carolyn Kizer and the Liberation of Creative Writing

Annie Finch

A Conversation on Craft with Ursula K. Le Guin

David Naimon

Middle Passage at 25: Charles Johnson Reflects on His National Book Award–Winning Novel and More

Robin Lindley

Towards a New Creative Writing Pedagogy

Fred D'Aguiar

Ferguson, Whiteness as Default, & the Teaching of Creative Writing

David Mura

In Our Way: Racism in Creative Writing

Claudia Rankine

An Interview with William Least Heat-Moon

William Naparsteck

The Quarrel with Ourselves: Robert Penn Warren’s “World of Action and Liability”

Natasha Trethewey

The Master Craftsman: Function Follows Form in Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady

Douglas Bauer

Ars Poetica and the Talking Cure: Poetry, Therapy, & the Quest to Create

Lisa C. Krueger

Endlessly Branching: An Interview with Arthur Sze

Andy Fogle

Shine in that Vivid Isolation: A Case Study of the Ghazal in the Contemporary American Lyric

Tyler Mills

Balancing Craft & Commitment: Writing Political Fiction

Rosellen Brown, Tracy Daugherty, & Ellen Meeropol

The Postmodern Memoir

Hugh Ryan

The Absence of Their Presence: Mythic Character in Fiction

Steven Schwartz

A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni

Chapman Hood Frazier

Novel Anxiety: Notes from the Genre War Trenches

Martha Cooley

Between Starshine & Clay:An Interview with Lucille Clifton

Remica L. Bingham

Make it New/Make it Funky: An Interview with Cornelius Eady

Jona Colson

Where the Arc Leads: What American Women's Literary History Reveals About the Contemporary MFA Writer

Elizabeth Eshelman

Turning the Screws of Story Construction with Henry James

Aimee Liu