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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.
"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.
Hari Kunzru's digital memoir, Twice Upon a Time: Listening to New York (Atavist Books, 2014), incorporates music, recordings, movable text, and photographs for an interactive experience. Read more about Atavist Books in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Patrick and Sean Hemingway, the son and grandson of Ernest Hemingway, describe how the original manuscripts of A Moveable Feast provided insight on the man and his true intentions for the book. A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition was released by Scribner in 2010.
"Weird Al" Yankovic is "gonna familiarize you with the nomenclature" in his latest parody, set to the tune of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." Rules on pronouns, prepositions, contractions, and punctuation are thoroughly covered, along with the misuse of the word "literally."
The novelist, critic, and essayist shares why he thinks writers are "predatory in a benevolent way" and how he met his inspiration for Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade (Liveright, 2014), a memoir of his friendship with a con man and convicted murderer.
"In my own writing, I feel safest when I'm farthest from what I know." Tracy K. Smith reads "Digging" by Seamus Heney, the poem she feels "invited her to start writing poetry," and from "My God, It's Full of Stars," a poem she wrote about her father. This video, part of the P.O.P. series, was shot and edited by Rachel Eliza Griffiths in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets.