AWP 2023

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 #1010 + 1012 to say hello in Seattle!

Writers attending the conference enjoy a 30% discount on any book purchased from our website! Enter promo code AWP23 at checkout to redeem this offer. This promotion ends on April 1, 2023 at 12:00 AM Central. There is a limit of ten books per customer.

Poetry’s Not Dead: A Northwestern University Press Reading

Join Northwestern University Press on Friday, March 10, 2023 for an AWP onsite reading in Seattle! Drop by the Seattle Convention Center at 3:00 PM Pacific for an event at Booth #1010 + 1012. Patricia Smith, Kyle Dargan, Bettina Judd, Cynthia Dewi Oka, and Matthew Shenoda will read.

This event is for in-person AWP participants only.



Patricia Smith

Divine Days

Leon Forrest, Zachary Price, Kenneth W. Warren

Flames from the Earth

Julian Levinson, Isaiah Spiegel

The Way of the Earth

Matthew Shenoda

Water's Edge

Lenore Manderson, Forrest Gander, Coral Bracho, Akiko Busch, Ashley Dawson, Forrest Gander, Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Brenda Hillman, Maya Khosla, Lenore Manderson, Will McGrath, José-Luis Moctezuma, Zoe Nyssa, Ailsa Piper, Elizabeth Rush, Cole Swensen, Arthur Sze, Wendy Woodson, Atul Bhalla, Samuel Gregoire, Colin Channer

Colonies of Paradise

Matthias Göritz, Mary Jo Bang


Murathan Mungan, Aron Aji, David Gramling


As If She Had a Say

Jennifer Fliss

Direct Sunlight

Christine Sneed

Loner Forensics

Thea Brown

The Shared World

Vievee Francis

The Archivists

Daphne Kalotay

Panzer Herz

Kyle Dargan

Synthetic Jungle

Michael Chang

God Went Like That

Yxta Maya Murray


We Are Not Wearing Helmets

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Fire Is Not a Country

Cynthia Dewi Oka

The History of Intimacy

Gabeba Baderoon

Migrant Psalms

Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Blooming Fiascoes

Ellen Hagan

Little Armageddon

Gregory Fraser

Ground Zero

Marc Kelly Smith, Mark Eleveld, Patricia Smith

Central Air

Mike Puican

The Collected Poems of Sterling A. Brown

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

Tapping Out

Nandi Comer

Secret History

David Barber

Mother Tongues

Tsitsi Ella Jaji

Extravagant Rescues

Brett Foster, Jeffrey Galbraith

Miracle Marks

Purvi Shah


avery r. young, Theaster Gates

Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone

Thiahera Nurse, Reginald Gibbons

Creance; or, Comest Thou Cosmic Nazarite

Andrew E. Colarusso, Matthew Shenoda


Quincy Troupe


Kyle Dargan

Atmospheric Embroidery

Meena Alexander

Pardon My Heart

Marcus Jackson


Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Matthew Shenoda


Cynthia Dewi Oka

Stumbling Blocks

Karl Kirchwey

Counting Time Like People Count Stars

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


William Olsen


Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Filthy Labors

Lauren Marie Schmidt

Watercolor Women Opaque Men

Ana Castillo, Carmen Tafolla

Incendiary Art

Patricia Smith

City of Bones

Kwame Dawes

Nowhere to Arrive

Jenny Xie, Chris Abani

Forest Primeval

Vievee Francis


Rachel Jamison Webster


Patricia Spears Jones

Out of Silence

Muriel Rukeyser, Kate Daniels


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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