October 4, 2021
Get to know the author Deesha Philyaw, who will teach an upcoming Master Class on writing truthfully about sex and intimacy, as she discusses the books and writers that excite her.
Anne Elliott • September 20, 2021
Anne Elliott on the poetry of Capital by Mark Hage.
Valeriya Kipnis • July 26, 2021
"For the last twenty-six years, my family has taken up residence in a nuanced no-man's-land—a place that is not exactly American and not exactly Russian. It is neither or, really."
We are pleased to share Valeriya Kipnis's "Little Yellow Pills," the 2021 recipient of the Bette Howland Nonfiction Prize.
July 13, 2021
"At some point, the discussion takes on a life of its own, which comes about from collaborative energy directed toward a single point."
Get to know the author Paul Lisicky, who will lead us in reading Qiu Miaojin’s Notes of A Crocodile in the July edition of #APStogether, our series of virtual book clubs, as he discusses his favorite books and the power of literary communities.
June 10, 2021
“I really do believe in the power of a drawing to ignite the imagination.”
Get to know contributing editor Annie Coggan as she shares her favorite books, and the designers that have shaped her work.
Alexander Booth • June 7, 2021
"Yours, I think, shall forever be, for me, inextricable from a certain song of snow and wander."
Alexander Booth, translator of Friederike Mayröcker's The Communicating Vessels, pays tribute to the late Mayröcker, who passed away June 4, 2021 at the age of 96.
May 20, 2021
"Paintings do age, like people, but more slowly. Their meaning ages too."
Anne Elliott, author of The Artstars: Stories, discusses what inspires her, from Toni Morrison and W. G. Sebald to art history and performance art. She looks at the stories behind the making of art and the usefulness of ekphrasis as a narrative vehicle in her writing.
May 7, 2021
Get to know the author Elisa Gabbert, who will lead us in reading W. G. Sebald’s The Emigrants in the June edition of #APStogether, our series of virtual book clubs, as she discusses the books and writers that excite her.
March 27, 2021
We're thrilled to announce the 2021 A Public Space Writing Fellows.
March 9, 2021
The Academy for Teachers' Stories Out of School 2021 Flash Fiction Contest Winner, selected by Jonathan Lethem
Judge's Citation: Out of a superb batch of teacher-short-shorts, I finally had to settle on “The Metaphor Game”. It has verve, compression, surprise, and courage on its side—everything you want, in barely three pages. The irony is deft, and it makes a fierce commentary on its social-justice theme and also the current state of disrepair in the world of metaphor.