Outtakes from “White Rose”

Our very own poetry editor shares two outtakes from her debut YA novel-in-verse, “White Rose.” Happy reading!

The 2019 Season Begins — with BIG News

And so begins YARN’s 2019 season, in which BIG CHANGES are afoot. Please do read this one!

Interview with Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan, Authors of Watch Us Rise

To continue to celebrate the release of Watch Us Rise, we were so pleased to offer an interview with Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan.

Watch Us Rise — Outtakes

We’re thrilled to help celebrate the publication of Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan’s fabulous new YA novel “Watch Us Rise.” Renée and Ellen were kind enough to share some outtakes from the novel with us. Take a look — and go find this book!

[…]Look at me. No, no—don’t turn away. See all of this.  All this fat girl curve, this belly, these hips. See me. […]

Our Pushcart Prize Nominees

Once again, we’re thrilled to announce our nominees for the Pushcart Prize Anthology.

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Suffocation

Suffocation by Shirley Jones-Luke
History is a weight that makes my back ache […]

Poetry

Oculus

Oculus by teen writer, Cassidy Bishop
My corneas have dissolved //
My irises have melted //
And my lenses have evaporated. […]

Poetry

He dies, and I wait until the room realizes

He dies, and I wait until the room realizes by teen writer, Abigail Sylvor Greenberg
And she invites us through //
Euphemic brown lips //
To say our goodbyes […]

News

Outtakes from “White Rose”

Our very own poetry editor shares two outtakes from her debut YA novel-in-verse, “White Rose.” Happy reading!

Poetry

4 Poems by Alexandra Peñaloza Alessandri

Doing High School When You’re a Señorita by Alexandra Peñaloza Alessandri
When you’re a señorita, //
your dreams are cracked open //
like granadillas […]

News

The 2019 Season Begins — with BIG News

And so begins YARN’s 2019 season, in which BIG CHANGES are afoot. Please do read this one!

Fiction

The Writer

A February pop-up — a story of love and writing by Daniel Craig Roche.

2008 was the year the number sixteen appeared on my birthday cake. A flame flickered above the number one and another danced on top of the number six. I couldn’t think of a decent wish, but everyone stared at me.[…]

Interviews

Interview with Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan, Authors of Watch Us Rise

To continue to celebrate the release of Watch Us Rise, we were so pleased to offer an interview with Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan.

News

Watch Us Rise — Outtakes

We’re thrilled to help celebrate the publication of Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan’s fabulous new YA novel “Watch Us Rise.” Renée and Ellen were kind enough to share some outtakes from the novel with us. Take a look — and go find this book!

[…]Look at me. No, no—don’t turn away. See all of this.  All this fat girl curve, this belly, these hips. See me. […]

News

Our Pushcart Prize Nominees

Once again, we’re thrilled to announce our nominees for the Pushcart Prize Anthology.

Blog

Celebrating YARN Alums

We wanted to highlight some of the new YA novels some of our fantastic alums have released in 2018. Perhaps one of these would be perfect for someone on your holiday shopping list!

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