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

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

In Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder, which opens tonight in New York City, director Christopher Felver reveals the poet's true role as a catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. The documentary features one-on-one interviews with Ferlinghetti as well as appearances by Allen Ginsberg, Dennis Hopper, Dave Eggers, and others. For more opening dates, visit the First Run Features website.

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Malcolm Gladwell

The key to Malcolm Gladwell's success? "I happened to be doing things that I wanted to do and they happened to strike a chord at a certain point." Or maybe it isn't quite that simple. The author of Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and other books goes on to say, "Mastery is one thing; success and popularity are another."

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Tom Perrotta

Novelist and screenwriter Tom Perrotta, author most recently of The Leftovers (St. Martin's Press, 2011), offers advice to writers and debunks the maxim of always writing what you know.

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Black History Month

Alice Walker, Ishmael Reed, N. K. Jemisin, Virginia Hamilton, and David Halberstam discuss the legacy and contributions of African American writers to the Western canon in this video from Open Road Media.

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James Dickey

Broadcast in late July 1969, this piece by poet and novelist James Dickey was commissioned by the television network ABC on the occasion of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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"Tributaries"

In this animation for the free fiction magazine Recommended Reading, Myles David Jewell animates the following sentence from "Tributaries" by Ramona Ausubel: "Though the girls know many two-armers, even some that seem happy and in love, what they talk about are those with love-grown arms."

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Anselm Hollo

The poet, who passed away on January 29, is seen here reading "It Was All Right, or What I Learned from Kenneth Koch" at an event sponsored by Rain Taxi Review of Books in Minneapolis in 2007.

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Richard Blanco

The youngest poet ever selected to write and read the inaugural poem discusses his piece and the experience of delivering it at the inaugural ceremony last week.

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Geoff Dyer

Essayist and novelist Geoff Dyer delivered this talk, "The Novelistic Essay and the Essayistic Novel," at the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, earlier this month.

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"What Do We Have in Our Pockets?"

Directed by Goran Goran Dukić and based on Etgar Keret’s story published last year by failbetter and collected in Suddenly, a Knock at the Door (FSG), this short film premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival.

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