LitFest2018 Debuts in New York!

LitFest is coming to New York! Our national LitFest will take place Saturday, June 2, 2018 starting at 7 p.m. at Cassava House, 2270 1st Avenue in East Harlem. The event will feature poetry readings, a book fair and live music. Since 2012, LitFest has appeared in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Minneapolis and Los Angeles. … Continue reading LitFest2018 Debuts in New York!

8 Willow Poets Selected for Historic Anthology

 "A 21st century “update” on the state of Black writing arts..."Ishmael Reed  Eight poets from Willow Books appear in a new anthology on the history and legacy of the Black Arts Movement. Black Fire—This Time, Volume 1 features the writings of over 100 poets and writers from across the country and overseas. Building upon the … Continue reading 8 Willow Poets Selected for Historic Anthology

Willow Poet Lupe Mendez Named 2022 Texas Poet Laureate

Lupe Mendez is the author of Why I Am Like Tequila (Willow Books). From the Texas Commission on the Arts: ...The 2021 appointees include Texas Poet Laureate Cyrus Cassells of Austin, Texas State Musician Leon Bridges of Fort Worth, Texas State Two-Dimensional Artist Annette Lawrence of Denton, and Texas State Three-Dimensional Artist Jennifer Ling Datchuk of San Antonio. The 2022 appointees include Texas Poet Laureate Lupe Mendez of Houston, Texas State Musician Eva Ybarra of San Antonio, Texas State … Continue reading Willow Poet Lupe Mendez Named 2022 Texas Poet Laureate

Willow Announces Pushcart Nominees

Willow Books is pleased to announce nominations for the Pushcart Prize 2020: This is Where by Louise K. Waakaa'igan. Waakaa’igan is enrolled at Odaawaa Zaaga ’iganiing (Lac Courte Orielles Reservation) in northern Wisconsin. Louise is the recipient of the 2017 PEN Poetry Prize and also the first-place winner of Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop’s Broadside Competition … Continue reading Willow Announces Pushcart Nominees