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Elizabeth Alexander on her experience as an inaugural poet; writing prompts inspired by famous authors; a literary guide to the Sundance Film Festival; and other news.
Siri Hustvedt on literature and science; novelist Ahmed Naji released from prison; notable books from indie presses; and other news.
Cynthia Nixon on playing Emily Dickinson; the Poetry Coalition; Jimmy Fallon donates $1 million to First Book; and other news.
Aaron Gilbreath reads from the title essay of his new collection, Everything We Don't Know, published in November by Curbside Splendor.
Everything We Don't Know
On Friday March 23, 2012, a year after Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, a Canadian patrol aircraft spotted a rusty vessel floating toward the British Columbia coast. It was the Ryou-Un Maru, a Hokkaido shrimping ship, and it was unmanned.
by Melissa Febos
Creative nonfiction writer Janice Lee on her new essay collection; Kafka’s sexual phobias were actually pretty normal; Bob Dylan’s Nobel speech to be read on his behalf; and other news.
Poet Gregory Pardlo on his forthcoming memoir; reading Yeats’s poetry in the age of Trump; rediscovered Robert Burns manuscript to go on display in Scotland; and other news.
Oldest-known stone carving of Ten Commandments sells at auction; Medieval book curses; celebrating Native American author James Welch; and other news.
The unknown poems of Johnny Cash; funny books to read this fall; essayist Belle Boggs on motherhood and fertility; and other news.
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