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

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Truth Underground

"Poetry gave me something that school didn't" says CJ Suitt, one of three subjects in this documentary, directed by Garret Warner, that follows spoken word poets from North Carolina. In front of live audiences they search for what is personal and universal, what Maya Angelou called "a brave and startling truth."

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Red Moon

Because today is the official publication date of Benjamin Percy's new novel, Red Moon—and because we could all use further proof that that is indeed the author's real voice—here is an interview with Percy about his epic and terrifying thriller set in the American West.

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Frank X Walker

Governor Steve Beshear last month appointed Frank X Walker to serve as Kentucky's poet laureate. Walker, who will promote the arts and lead the state in literary endeavors through readings and public presentations at meetings, seminars, conferences and events, including Kentucky Writers' Day, was formally inducted at a public ceremony and reception on April 24 in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.

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Kushner, Kunzru, and Galchen

Authors Rachel Kushner, Hari Kunzru, and Rivka Galchen speak with poet and Bomb Magazine senior editor Mónica de la Torre about their writing and the state of the literary world at New York City's Strand Book Store.

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Langston Ward

A senior at Mead High School in Spokane, Washington, Langston Ward won the title of 2013 Poetry Out Loud National Champion at the National Finals held in Washington, D.C., on April 30. He received twenty thousand dollars; his high school received five hundred dollars for the purchase of poetry books. In this video, Ward recites "A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown" by Walt Whitman.

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Short Stories

May is Short Story Month, and in this video from Open Road Media, acclaimed short story writers such as James Jones, Susan Minot, Peter Cameron, David Corbett, Nicola Barker, Bradford Morrow, and Robert McCammon discuss the joys and challenges of the short form.

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The Last Bookshop

What would a world without books look like? Written and codirected by Richard Dadd along with Dan Fryer, The Last Bookshop was shot in bookstores around London and Kent. "We love bookshops," the filmmakers write. "But we saw that many are going through tough times. We wanted to contribute to the cultural debate with our own celebration in support of these glorious independents and their shelves of treasures."

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Junot Díaz

The New Yorker staff writer Hilton Als spoke with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz about work and inspiration at an event earlier this month at the Strand Book Store in New York City.

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Benjamin Percy

A frequent contributor to Poets & Writers Magazine (check out his urgent essay in the current issue), Benjamin Percy has a new book coming out. A werewolf novel for the literary set, Red Moon is forthcoming in May from Grand Central Publishing. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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Colors of Penguin

Founded in 1935, Penguin Books revolutionized marketing and publishing by producing inexpensive softcovers with an instantly recognizable design. Richard from AbeBooks.com gives viewers a color-coded survey of the iconic series of books.

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