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"The one thing we know about Felix, for all his good heart and his good feelings, it isn't always necessary for him to be there to report something." Booker Prize winner Peter Carey talks about Felix Moore, the "last socialist journalist in Australia," who is the unreliable narrator of his new novel, Amnesia (Knopf, 2015).
"In this country, poetry is largely ignored." Tim Seibles speaks with City of Asylum Pittsburgh about poetry in the United States, his fascination with how sexuality is expressed, and how he gets into the minds of characters. Seibles's latest collection, Fast Animal (Etruscan Press, 2012), was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award in poetry.
“What light comes / between / your nightgown and you?” Joshua Marie Wilkinson reads a poem from his collection Selenography (Sidebrow Books, 2010). Wilkinson is featured in "Writing the Road: Advice for Touring Poets" by Travis Mossotti in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Author Laura van den Berg discusses her short story collection The Isle of Youth (FSG, 2013) with Sloane Crosley and musician Steve Gunn. Van den Berg's new novel, Find Me, was published this month by FSG. She is featured in "The Moment of Truth: Eleven Authors Share Stories of Life-Changing Retreats" in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"I like movies a lot and I like novels a lot, and I like the sort of space that they inhabit when they overlap." Eleanor Henderson, an assistant professor of writing at Ithaca College, speaks about the film adaptation of her novel Ten Thousand Saints (Ecco, 2011). Henderson is featured in "Going Hollywood: The Business of Film Adaptations" by Michael Bourne in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"What are the terms of understanding that we come to?" Ruth Ellen Kocher reads a poem about the loss of her mother in this short film. Kocher, the author of six poetry collections, including Ending in Planes (Noemi Press, 2014), is featured in "The Moment of Truth: Eleven Authors Share Stories of Life-Changing Retreats" in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
William Archila speaks with author Mariano Zaro about his early influences and how growing up as an immigrant in the United States has made an impact on his writing. Archila's new poetry collection, The Gravedigger's Archaeology (Red Hen Press, 2015), is featured in Page One of the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.