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If you've spent a significant amount of time using New York City's transit system during the past two decades, chances are you've come across Donald Green, who writes and sells his poems to commuters riding the city's subways and refers to himself as "The NY Times Published Poet." (One of his poems was reprinted in the paper as part of an article by Bruce Weber back in 2000). In this video by Rebecca Sanchez, Green reads some of his recent work....
Late last year poets Kevin Young, Evie Shockley, and Terrance Hayes participated in a roundtable symposium on newness in the creative arts and American expressive culture. This event was held at Brown University's Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.
In the most recent installment of P.O.P, Rachel Eliza Griffiths's video series about contemporary poetry and its culture, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy K. Smith reads a poem by Seamus Heaney as well as an excerpt of one of her own poems, "My God, it's Full of Stars," and answers a question about whether poetry should address political issues.
The third installment of Akashic's Drug Chronicles series, The Heroin Chronicles, edited by Jerry Stahl, includes stories by Eric Bogosian, Lydia Lunch, Nathan Larson, Ava Stander, and many others. In this video from Open Road Media, Stahl talks about William Burroughs, the difference between an alcoholic and a junkie, and how he selected the pieces for the anthology.
The author (and, yes, son of Stephen King) talks about the process of writing his first novel, Double Feature (Scribner, 2013), about a young man coming to terms with his life in the process and aftermath of making his first film. King's first book, We’re All in This Together: A Novella and Stories, was published by Bloomsbury in 2005.