Friends of Writers Summer 2023 Community Digest: New Books

Many in the Friends of Writers network saw their efforts realized in the first half of 2023 with new book publications. Congratulations to those listed below. While celebrating these wonderful projects, be sure to check out our digest of awards, literary magazine publications, and other celebrations.

Sarah Audsley

Sarah Audsley’s collection of poems, Landlock X, was published by Texas A&M University Press in February.

Liam Callanan

Liam Callanan’s novel, When in Rome, was published by Dutton in March.

Victoria Chang

Victoria Chang ‘s collection of poems, The Trees Witness Everything, was published by Copper Canyon in April.

Jennifer Grotz

Jennifer Grotz’s collection of poems, Still Falling, was published by Graywolf in May.

Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua‘s novel, Forbidden City, was published by Ballantine in April.

Kimberly Kruge

Kimberly Kruge’s collection of poems, There’s Something They’re Not Telling Us, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in November, 2022.

Akil Kumarasamy

Akil Kumarasamy’s novel, Meet Us By the Roaring Sea, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in August 2022.

Joy Manesiotis

Joy Manesiotis’ collection of poems, A Short History of Anger, was published by Parlor Press in February.

Airea D. Matthews

Airea D. Matthews’ collection of poems, Bread and Circus, was published by Scribner in May.

Leah Nieboer

Leah Nieboer’s collection of poems, Soft Apocalypse, was published by University of Georgia Press in March.

Lee Polevoi

Lee Polevoi’s novel, The Confessions of Gabriel Ash, was published by Running Wild Press in May.

Hanna Pylväinen

Hanna Pylväinen’s novel, The End of Drum-Time, was published by Simon and Schuster in January.

Margaret Ray

Margaret Ray’s collection of poems, Good Grief, the Ground, was published by BOA Editions in May.

Cynthia Sylvester

Cynthia Sylvester’s collection of prose, poetry, and essays, The Half-White Album, was published by University of New Mexico Press in April.

Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas’ collection of poems, Sonnets with Two Torches and One Cliff, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in February.

Peter Turchi

Peter Turchi’s collection of essays, (Don’t) Stop Me if You’ve Heard This Before, was published by Trinity University Press in January.

A. Van Jordan

A Van Jordan’s collection of poems, When I Waked, I Cried to Dream Again, was published by W.W. Norton in June.

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Ellen Bryant Voigt’s Collected Poems was published by W.W. Norton in February.

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