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

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Ninety-Nine Names for Small Dogs

This short film from the Poetry School in England features Tom Jenks's poem "Ninety-Nine Names for Small Dogs." The poem is from Jenks's poetry collection A Priori (If P Then Q, 2008).

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Seamus Heaney

"Late August, given heavy rain and sun / For a full week, the blackberries would ripen." The late Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney reads his poem "Blackberry-Picking."

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Jamie Brickhouse

"Reading other people's stories has always helped me with my own story.... I can pull the feelings and emotions away." Author Jamie Brickhouse discusses his memoir, Dangerous When Wet, forthcoming in April from St. Martin's Press.

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Tribute to Terry Pratchett

"I never set out to write literature... but certainly I've had a lot of fun over the past twenty-five years." Sir Terry Pratchett, who passed away yesterday at the age of sixty-six, is honored in this video montage compiled by the Telegraph. Best known for his Discworld series of novels, Pratchett was knighted for his services to literature in 2009, and received the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2010.

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Chris Abani

Nigerian author Chris Abani gives a TED Talk on the concept of ubuntu, sharing stories of remarkable people, and concludes with Lucille Clifton's poem "Libation." Abani has taught at the VONA/Voices workshop, which was featured in "The Moment of Truth: Eleven Authors Share Stories of Life-Changing Retreats" in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Useful

"If you're a storyteller and you tell the story as honestly as you can, and then if it's funny along the way or moving along the way, great." Author Debra Oswald introduces her debut novel, Useful, published by Penguin Books Australia last January.

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Good Morning

"Your neck is a whistling firework singing to the light of me. I am only amplifying sound." Spoken word poet Edwin Bodney reads his poem "Good Morning" in this video performance from Button Poetry.

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Ben Lerner

"Modernism displaces its readers into the future.... I wanted to kind of purge myself of those tendencies." The award-winning poet and author, whose latest novel, 10:04, was published by Faber & Faber last September, speaks with Paul Holdengr√§ber about modernist literature and what sincerity means.

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Get in Trouble

Kelly Link discusses the reasons and options for the title of her new story collection, published by Random House last month, with author and book critic Lev Grossman. Get in Trouble is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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The Lambda Literary Foundation

"Where I grew up, I never met a writer." Justin Torres, author of We the Animals (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), speaks about his experience as a Lambda Literary fellow in 2007, and how that community solidified his commitment to become a writer.

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