AWP 2022

Whether you’re attending the AWP Conference & Bookfair in person or online, Northwestern University Press is delighted to showcase new and notable poetry, fiction, and memoir! Read on to review submission guidelines, schedule a meeting with an acquisitions editor, learn about our offsite reading, or discover new publications. Drop by Booth #1202-1204 to say hello in Philadelphia!

Writers attending the conference enjoy a 30% discount on any book purchased from our website! Enter promo code AWP22 at checkout to redeem this offer. This promotion ends on April 1, 2022 at 12:00 AM Central. There is a limit of ten books per customer.

TriQuarterly Offsite Reading at The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection

Join Northwestern University Press on Friday, March 25, 2022 for an AWP offsite reading in Philadelphia! Drop by The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection at 6:00 PM Eastern for an event in the Logan Room. Authors who have recently published with the TriQuarterly Books imprint will be joined by contributors to TriQuarterly magazine. Amina Gautier, Kien Lam, Colleen O’Brien, Cynthia Dewi Oka, and Talin Tahajian will read.

This event is free and open to the public! RSVP at Eventbrite and save the address:

21 North Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Author Signings at Booth #1202-1204

Purvi Shah, author of Miracles Marks: Poems, will sign books on Thursday, March 24 at 4:00 PM Eastern.

Ellen Hagan, author of Blooming Fiascoes: Poems, will sign books on Friday, March 25 at 11:00 AM Eastern.


We Are Not Wearing Helmets

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Dead Weight

Randall Horton

What Water Knows

Jacqueline Jones LaMon

All Roads

Colleen O'Brien

Fire Is Not a Country

Cynthia Dewi Oka

Once I Was Cool

Megan Stielstra

Everyone Remain Calm

Megan Stielstra



Atmospheric Embroidery

Meena Alexander

The History of Intimacy

Gabeba Baderoon

Secret History

David Barber


Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

The Collected Poems of Sterling A. Brown

Michael S. Harper, James Weldon Johnson, Sterling Stuckey, Cornelius Eady, Sterling A. Brown

Watercolor Women Opaque Men

Ana Castillo, Carmen Tafolla


Marcelo Hernández Castillo, Matthew Shenoda

Creance; or, Comest Thou Cosmic Nazarite

Andrew E. Colarusso, Matthew Shenoda

Tapping Out

Nandi Comer


Kyle Dargan

City of Bones

Kwame Dawes

Extravagant Rescues

Brett Foster, Jeffrey Galbraith

Forest Primeval

Vievee Francis

Little Armageddon

Gregory Fraser

Blooming Fiascoes

Ellen Hagan

Migrant Psalms

Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Pardon My Heart

Marcus Jackson

Mother Tongues

Tsitsi Ella Jaji

Stumbling Blocks

Karl Kirchwey

Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone

Thiahera Nurse, Reginald Gibbons


Cynthia Dewi Oka


William Olsen

Central Air

Mike Puican

Counting Time Like People Count Stars

Spencer Reece, Marie Howe, Luis J. Rodríguez, Richard Blanco

Out of Silence

Muriel Rukeyser, Kate Daniels

Filthy Labors

Lauren Marie Schmidt

Miracle Marks

Purvi Shah

Ground Zero

Marc Kelly Smith, Mark Eleveld, Patricia Smith

Incendiary Art

Patricia Smith


Patricia Spears Jones


Quincy Troupe


Rachel Jamison Webster

Nowhere to Arrive

Jenny Xie, Chris Abani


avery r. young, Theaster Gates


Under the Spell

Benjamin Hedin

Gone Missing in Harlem

Karla FC Holloway

A Death in Harlem

Karla FC Holloway

Blue Hours

Daphne Kalotay

Art Is Everything

Yxta Maya Murray


Miguel de Unamuno, Elena Barcia, Alberto Manguel

The Essential Fictions

Isaac Babel, Val Vinokur


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