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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An Excerpt from “57 Octaves Below Middle C” by Kevin McIlvoy

An excerpt, "at dusk, as always, Bender sang to us," from 57 Octaves Below Middle C, by Kevin McIlvoy: At dusk, as always, Bender sang to our congregation, silver hair greasing her blouse, tin on the toes of her boots. When we were grade-school children, she and I...

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