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

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From Arial to Zinco

In this short film by Alessandro Novelli, each letter of the alphabet is illustrated based on the first letter of a font name.

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Revenge Poems

Christie Ann Reynolds reads "Revenge for the Shark Death I Deserve," the first poem from Revenge Poems, published by Supermachine in 2010. Sadly, Supermachine editors recently announced that they will be ending the small press and literary magazine at the end of the year.

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National Book Award Winner Nikky Finney

Last night Nikky Finney, who appeared on the cover of the March/April 2011 issue, won the National Book Award in poetry for her latest collection, Head Off & Split, published by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press. Here she reads her poem "My Time Up With You."

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Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity, Suffering

She may be done giving public talks about Eat, Pray, Love, but this clip from 2009 is worth another look. In it Gilbert offers a refreshing way to think about creativity. "Somehow we've completely internalized and accepted, collectively, this notion that creativity and suffering are somehow inherently linked and that artistry, in the end, will ultimately lead to anguish," she says. "Are you guys all cool with that idea?"

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Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

To anyone who has read Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir, the new movie starring Robert DeNiro, Paul Dano, and Julianne Moore will be known as Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. To Hollywood, it is known as Being Flynn, forthcoming next spring from director Paul Weitz.

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Kesey's Magic Trip

In 1964 author Ken Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters set off on an LSD-fueled bus trip to the New York World's Fair. Along the way they intended to make a documentary, but the film was never finished. Directors Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood were given access to the raw footage to create Magic Trip, which is now available on iTunes and Netflix.

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Natalie Goldberg on NaNoWriMo

"National Novel Writing Month, I think, fits in beautifully with writing practice," says Natalie Goldberg in this video from Open Road Media. "Go for one month. Go mad." For more information on NaNoWriMo (hurry! November is almost half over), visit www.nanowrimo.org.

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"Daily Bread" by Steve Edwards

Electric Literature's latest Single Sentence Animation takes a hallucinatory turn as Steve Edwards writes, "The doctors say we're still functioning at the same cognitive level on mental tests, but it doesn't feel right to read a book when all you really want to do is eat it."

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Imagining the World Without Birds

In Fall of the Birds, a new novella available as an e-book from Open Road Media, fiction writer and Conjunctions editor Bradford Morrow tells the story of a man who tracks an inexplicable plague of bird deaths. "Thinking of a world without birds would almost be like stripping out a color from the spectrum," Morrow says in this short video.

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In Praise of No Reasons

Nate Pritts reads a poem from his new collection, Sweet Nothing, which was published last month by Lowbrow Press and is one of the books included in this issue's installment of Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin.

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