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

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R. A. Villanueva

R. A. Villanueva reads "A Brief for the Defense" by Jack Gilbert and "Mine Will Be a Beautiful Service," a poem from his collection, Reliquaria (University of Nebraska Press, 2014). This video is part of the P.O.P. series, shot and edited by Rachel Eliza Griffiths in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets.

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David Shields and Caleb Powell Quarrel

David Shields and Caleb Powell, coauthors of I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel (Knopf, 2015), enjoy a colorful discussion while riding a ferris wheel in a video from the Los Angeles Review of Books. For more on Shields and Powell, watch their appearance at the Poets & Writers Live event in San Francisco.

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The Small Backs of Children

"What is a girl but this? This obscene and beautiful making, this brilliant imagination inventing meaning." Lidia Yuknavitch's novel The Small Backs of Children is forthcoming from Harper in July.

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Holly Painter

In this short film by Echelon Creative Studio, spoken word poet Holly Painter shares her experiences on becoming a poet and what storytelling means to her. Painter is a teacher, public speaker, and two-time Grand Slam Champion of the London Poetry Slam in Canada.

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Kate Atkinson

"It's not the duty, but it's certainly the pleasure of a novelist to recreate their imagination and the stories that are lost." Kate Atkinson speaks about her latest novel, A God in Ruins (Little, Brown, 2015), which tells the story of a Royal Air Force pilot in World War II and his postwar family life.

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Elizabeth Alexander

"I think that in writing, we do try to fix moments so that somehow they're captured." Elizabeth Alexander speaks with PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about the loss of her husband and her experiences in writing her new memoir, The Light of the World (Grand Central Publishing, 2015).

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The Beautiful Bureaucrat

In this debut novel by Helen Phillips, a young wife's new job, which consists of entering numbers into something only known as the Database, is linked to a larger mystery.The Beautiful Bureaucrat is forthcoming from Henry Holt in August.

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Bowland Beth

"That her skydance went for nothing / hanging fire on empty air." David Harsent reads "Bowland Beth" from his 2014 T. S. Eliot Prize–winning collection, Fire Songs (Faber and Faber, 2014).

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The Music of Poetry

"The lessons in tone, rhythm, cadence that you can learn from listening [to music] are important as a poet." Nathaniel Mackey, winner of the 2015 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, describes how listening to international music has influenced his writing process.

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Azar Nafisi

"At death's door, you want to remember the best that humanity has to offer." The author of The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books (Viking, 2014) speaks about the impact of literature and why we turn to reading and writing for connection.

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