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

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Frank O'Hara

Poet Ron Silliman recently drew attention to this footage of Frank O'Hara from the 1966 TV series USA: Poetry. O’Hara died a few weeks after the filming was completed.

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Ron Charles on E L James

The book critic at the Washington Post has a little fun with Publishers Weekly's recent annoucement that E L James, the author of the Fifty Shades trilogy of adult romance novels, is the Publishing Person of the Year.

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Siri Hustvedt

Novelist, memoirist, and essayist Siri Hustvedt, whose most recent book is the essay collection Living, Thinking, Looking (Picador, 2012), talks here about "between space...the zone of action between people through which a third entity is created. Something like a third presence in the room."

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Nicola Barker

"I'm an acquired taste, I think," says the author of nine novels, including The Yips (Open Road, 2012). Barker has been compared to a maggot working into the corpse of fiction, a description that doesn't seem to bother her: "When something irritates you, often it's the most powerful thing," she says.

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Orpheus

This short film, starring Jason Goddard and directed by James Button, is an experimental take on the tale of Orpheus, the Greek poet who went to the underworld after the death of his wife Eurydice and secured her release from the dead, only to lose her because he failed to obey the condition that he must not look back at her until they had reached the world of the living.

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Mark Strand

The author of thirteen poetry collections, including Almost Invisible, published by Knopf this past March, is introduced by poet Carolyn Forché at the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University on November 13.

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"What It Means to Stand in the Rubble of Your Life"

In addition to helping with relief efforts in her Staten Island community following Huricane Sandy, Jennifer Fitzgerald used her poetry to help explain the physical and emotional impact the storm had on New York. Here she is on PBS NewsHour.

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Susan Orlean

The acclaimed author and journalist talks with Creative Nonfiction founder and editor Lee Gutkind about writing, reporting, and turning an idea into a bestselling book.

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Albert Flynn DeSilver

The poet and author, most recently, of Beamish Boy: A Memoir, delivered this talk on the theme of "Open" at TEDxSantaCruz back in September. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a "TED-like experience."

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The Pilgrim

"World, there are two baskets / on my back. / Fill them." Visual artist Angella Kassube re-envisions poet Bridget Lowe’s "The Pilgrim Is Bridled and Bespectacled" in this offering from Motionpems. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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