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

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"Cogitatio Mortis"

Written in the midst of a deep depression, Eric Pankey’s “Cogitatio Mortis” (Latin for “I think of death”) is translated by video artists Jeff Saunders and Scott Olson in the latest installment from Motionpoems.

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E-Reader Revolution

Authors Michael Chabon, Alice Walker, Robert Munsch, Noah Gordon, Robert McCammon, and even William Shatner sing the praises of e-readers in this short video from Open Road Media. Chabon even goes so far as to say, "Having an e-reader broadens the possibilities for the life of a reader."

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12-Year-Old Poet

Kioni "Popcorn" Marshall, who has been writing poetry since the age of five and performing at New York City venues since she was nine, reads her poem "Love."

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The Twelve Days of Bookselling

Politics & Prose, the twenty-eight-year-old independent bookstore in Washington, D.C., had a little fun with the classic Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," with plenty of coffee and books to keep readers happy through the holiday season.

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Natalie Diaz

The author of When My Brother Was an Aztec (Copper Canyon Press, 2012) and one of the twelve debut poets selected by Rigoberto González to be featured in the current issue of the magazine, reads a poem on the PBS NewHour.

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Elie Wiesel

"We must choose between the violence of adults and the smiles of children, between the ugliness of hate and the will to oppose it," writes the Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust survivor. "Even in darkness it is possible to create light and encourage compassion. There it is. I still believe in man in spite of man."

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Jake Adam York

In this clip from 2011, Jake Adam York reads from "Collect," which appears in his third poetry collection, Persons Unknown, published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2010. York, who was the editor of Copper Nickle as well as a contributing editor of Shenandoah, passed away on Sunday. He was forty years old.

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John Gardner

The author of the novels Grendel, October Light, and The Sunlight Dialogues as well as legendary books such as On Becoming a Novelist and The Art of Fiction, had a tremendous influence as a creative writing teacher. Watch Gardner's children discuss their father's rigorous teaching style and his devotion to the craft of fiction—then see the man in action in this clip from Open Road Media.

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God, I love writers!

Here's a pleasant daydream in the form of an animated New Yorker cartoon by Charles Barsotti.

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Emily Dickinson

Monday was Emily Dickinson's birthday (born on December 10, 1830). To celebrate, the Poetry Foundation and PBS presented an animated version of “I Started Early–Took My Dog,” part of the Poetry Everywhere series. The poem is animated by Maria Vasilkovsky and read by actress Blair Brown.

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