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A curated selection of videos, including book trailers, brief interviews, and other literary curiosities updated daily.

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Whitman Illuminated

Illustrator and writer Allen Crawford offers a glimpse into the process of hand-lettering and illustrating his book, Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself (Tin House Books, 2014). Crawford is the cofounder of Plankton Art Company, known for the illustrations on display at the American Museum of Natural History's Hall of Ocean Life.

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Inspired by James Joyce

To mark the centennial anniversary of the publication of James Joyce's Dubliners, author Victor LaValle explains how Joyce's stories about the ordinary people of Dublin influenced his own writing of the underrepresented voices in his Queens neighborhood.

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What Dogs Think

In this TED talk, former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins shares poems from the perspective of two very different dogs and reveals what they really feel about their masters.

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Kindle Flare

In this spoof from the Onion, the new "Kindle Flare," which "loudly and repeatedly" announces the title of the book you're reading, is marketed to fans of print who miss the ability to display a book’s cover to strangers.

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Garth Stein

The best-selling author introduces his forthcoming novel, A Sudden Light (Simon & Schuster, 2014) and discusses how this family drama began as a play, and then transformed into a novel.

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Poetry Lives

This collaborative poem by nineteen poets in Bangalore answers the question, "Is poetry dead?" This video was created by the Airplane Poetry Movement, an organization aimed at promoting performance poetry in India.

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Geoff Dyer

The British author of Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling With D.H. Lawrence discusses the simultaneous frustration and liberation of writing about an idea that's already been done at the New York Public Library in June.

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The Magician's Land

Fans and fellow writers read a chapter from The Magician's Land, the third and final book in Lev Grossman's best-selling Magicians trilogy, forthcoming from Viking in August.

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Constellations

Todd Boss reads "Constellations," a poem animated by filmmaker Angella Kassube. The team cofounded the poetry and film collaborative Motionpoems in 2008. An article on Motionpoems by Christie Taylor was featured in the January/February 2014 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Ways to Make Money

"I used to sit around and think about ways to make money. None of these ways were very promising." Poet Suzanne Lummis reminisces before reading "Ways to Make Money #1," published in the December 2013 issue of Spillway magazine. Lummis is the cofounder and director of the Los Angeles Poetry Festival.

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