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

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Resilience

"Even when we shake with fears and wonder what in the world will be next, the resilience won't let our faith be tested without bearing the glimmer of hope." Poet Januarie York performs a spoken word piece for the Healing Project video series by Kelli Camille Films.

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Scottish Ballet: Ten Poems

"What hit me first before the meaning of the poetry was the musicality, the phrasing, the rhythm of it." Inspired by a recording of Dylan Thomas poems read by actor Richard Burton, choreographer Christopher Bruce created this performance piece for the Scottish Ballet. The dancers move without music, using only Burton's voice and Thomas's words as inspiration.

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Where To?

"I've met very few cabdrivers who set out to be cabdrivers." Where To? A Hack Memoir by Dmitry Samarov includes illustrations by the author capturing his encounters with fellow cabdrivers, drunken passengers, and potholes. Samarov's book was published this month by Curbside Splendor, a Chicago-based indie press that was featured in a previous installment of Small Press Points.

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Write a House

The Detroit-based nonprofit Write a House is a writers residency program that renovates vacant homes and gives the homes to writers. The organization supports the literary arts, vocational education, and neighborhood stabilization. Read more on the program in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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David Sedaris Animated

In this animated video, David Sedaris shares an anecdote about a humbling plane ride and the people who keep us honest and kind. For more stories from Sedaris about leadership, character, and writing, listen to the Washington Post's new On Leadership podcast.

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Cutting Teeth

Julia Fierro, founder of the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop in Brooklyn, New York, speaks on the desire to portray the new American woman's experience in her debut novel, Cutting Teeth (St. Martin's Press, 2014). Fierro is featured in "The MFA Alternatives: Independent Writing Workshops" by Michael Bourne, in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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We Are Not Ourselves

Marysue Rucci, editor in chief at Simon & Schuster, speaks about her immediate response and connection to the story and characters from We Are Not Ourselves, a forthcoming debut novel from Matthew Thomas. Read more on the backstory of this novel in "A Day in the Life of a Publishing House" by Michael Bourne, in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Claudia Emerson

In this video from the Cortland Review, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet offers a glimpse into her home and shares how her life in Virginia has influenced her work. Emerson discusses the pros and cons of journal writing in the September/October 2014 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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What Makes a Word "Real?"

Anne Curzan, an English professor at the University of Michigan, continues to be fascinated with language. In this TED talk, she offers insight on how words make it into dictionaries and who decides whether "YOLO" is, in fact, a word.

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American Poets Abroad

Edward Hirsch speaks about American poets and poetry abroad at the Academy of American Poets' 2013 Poets Forum. Hirsch discusses his two new books, Gabriel and A Poet's Glossary, in the September/October 2014 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. For more Hirsch, watch him on the Why We Write panel at the Poets & Writers Live event in New York City this past June.

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