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

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Vincent

"While other kids read books like Go Jane Go / Vincent's favorite author is Edgar Allan Poe." Written and directed by Tim Burton, and narrated by actor Vincent Price, this short film pays homage to Edgar Allan Poe and his famed poem "The Raven." 

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Galway Kinnell

The late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet is seen here in 1997 reading selections of his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for the series "Artists on the Cutting Edge," accompanied by interview segments discussing his influences. The former Vermont poet laureate died at his home in Sheffield, Vermont, this past Tuesday. 

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Brock Clarke

Award-winning author Brock Clarke reads from his latest novel, The Happiest People in the World (Algonquin Books, 2014), at the 2014 Colgate Writers' Conference. Clarke is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Roz Chast

Actor Steve Martin interviews the author and cartoonist about her start as a staff cartoonist at the New Yorker. Chast won the Kirkus Prize in nonfiction for her graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury, 2014).

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The Residue Years

Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas moderates a reading and discussion with Mitchell Jackson, author of The Residue Years (Bloomsbury, 2014), and Kiese Laymon, author of Long Division (Agate Bolden, 2013), on the issues of race and class in literature. An interview with Lucas is featured in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

"She's a fearsome critic, essayist, a voice of moral authority, and a deeply intimidating figure." Joan Didion's nephew, Griffin Dunne, speaks about Didion's life and legacy, the subject of a documentary he is co-directing, which is currently being funded through Kickstarter. 

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Elizabeth Huergo

Elizabeth Huergo reads from her debut novel, The Death of Fidel Pérez (Unbridled Books, 2013), at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. Read Huergo's piece "Coming Home to Writing: Exile and Literary Citizenship" in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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The Remedy for Love

Bill Roorbach's latest novel, published by Algonquin Books this month, explores the relationship between two strangers trapped in a cabin during a snowstorm. Algonquin Books is one of eleven small-press publishers featured in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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What Is Literature For?

"Literature is a tool to help us live and die with a little bit more wisdom, goodness, and sanity." The School of Life, an organization based in London, offers four beneficial reasons to read literature and explains how reading can be therapeutic.

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Charles D'Ambrosio

"As writers, it's very hard to get over the habit of being civilized." The author of Loitering, published this month by Tin House Books, shares a valuable lesson learned from a class with novelist James Salter. Read Kevin Nance's profile of D'Ambrosio in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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