Friends of Writers enriches American poetry and fiction by cultivating new and vital literary voices. We do this by raising funds to support writers as they seek and fulfill their potential through graduate study. FOW values rigorous writing programs that encourage the development of the individual’s finest work, and also values the diversity—in aesthetic, ethnicity, gender, age, occupational, geographic, and economic background—that will ensure American writing reflects the entire nation.

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Ruthless Heaven by Ian Randall Wilson

Ian Randall Wilson (poetry, '02; fiction, '16) has a new collection of poems, Ruthless Heaven, available now through Finishing Line...

“Apology” by Kimberly Kruge (poetry, ’15)

A poem by Kimberly Kruge (poetry, '15) appears in Poetry Northwest: Apology Sometimes I forget where I am. I go as far as the patio and hear three dogs wailing into the night. Dogs that still have ardor in them. I see shadows that fold into the honey of dirt and its...

“from ‘Articulation'” by Kimberly Kruge (poetry, ’15)

Work from Kimberly Kruge (poetry, '15) appears in Witness: from “ARTICULATION” A Michoacán pine loosens a spirant into the night, and deeper, the collective forest modulates a fricative. Deeper yet, the forest on fire. Silently. Suddenly: I hate everything I’ve ever...

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