New American Writing

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New American Writing
EditorPaul Hoover and Maxine Chernoff
Categoriesliterary magazine
Year founded1986
CompanyOINK! Press
CountryUnited States

New American Writing is a once-a-year American literary magazine emphasizing contemporary American poetry, including a range of innovative contemporary writing.[1] The magazine is published in association with San Francisco State University. New American Writing is published by OINK! Press, a nonprofit organization. The magazine appears in early June each year. It was first published in 1986.


The publication is edited by poets Paul Hoover, editor of Postmodern American Poetry, and Maxine Chernoff.


John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Charles Simic, Jorie Graham, Denise Levertov, Hilda Morley, August Kleinzahler, Ann Lauterbach, Ned Rorem, Wanda Coleman, Nathaniel Mackey, Barbara Guest, Marjorie Perloff, Michael Palmer, Lyn Hejinian, and Charles Bernstein.

Cover Art[edit]

Alex Katz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jennifer Bartlett, Elizabeth Murray, and Fairfield Porter.

Other Anthologies[edit]

Work from the magazine has appeared in the annual The Best American Poetry series and also in the annual Pushcart Anthology.

Special issues[edit]

  • Supplement of Australian poetry edited by John Tranter (No. 4)
  • Censorship and the Arts (No. 5)
  • Supplement of innovative poetry from Great Britain edited by Ric Caddel
  • Supplement of Brazilian poetry edited by Régis Bonvicino (No. 18)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Top 50 Literary Magazines and Metazines". Web Del Sol. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 

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