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"The river courses through the city / turning concrete roadways to canal banks / that shrug their shoulders in dark water..." Irish poet Jessica Traynor reads from her debut poetry collection, Liffey Swim (Dedalus Press, 2014), for Dublin City Public Libraries' One City, One Book initiative.
The author of eighteen collections of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction is introduced by poet Carolyn Forché at the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University on October 28. Her new and selected poems, I Must Be Living Twice, will be published by Ecco/Harper Collins in 2015.
"Sometimes wars start because you forget why you fight." Marlon James speaks with David Eades from BBC News about his latest novel, based on the 1976 assassination attempt on singer Bob Marley. A Brief History of Seven Killings is featured in Page One in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
The late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet is seen here in 1997 reading selections of his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for the series "Artists on the Cutting Edge," accompanied by interview segments discussing his influences. The former Vermont poet laureate died at his home in Sheffield, Vermont, this past Tuesday.