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Author Laura van den Berg discusses her short story collection The Isle of Youth (FSG, 2013) with Sloane Crosley and musician Steve Gunn. Van den Berg's new novel, Find Me, was published this month by FSG. She is featured in "The Moment of Truth: Eleven Authors Share Stories of Life-Changing Retreats" in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"I like movies a lot and I like novels a lot, and I like the sort of space that they inhabit when they overlap." Eleanor Henderson, an assistant professor of writing at Ithaca College, speaks about the film adaptation of her novel Ten Thousand Saints (Ecco, 2011). Henderson is featured in "Going Hollywood: The Business of Film Adaptations" by Michael Bourne in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"What are the terms of understanding that we come to?" Ruth Ellen Kocher reads a poem about the loss of her mother in this short film. Kocher, the author of six poetry collections, including Ending in Planes (Noemi Press, 2014), is featured in "The Moment of Truth: Eleven Authors Share Stories of Life-Changing Retreats" in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
William Archila speaks with author Mariano Zaro about his early influences and how growing up as an immigrant in the United States has made an impact on his writing. Archila's new poetry collection, The Gravedigger's Archaeology (Red Hen Press, 2015), is featured in Page One of the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"What [the students] find ultimately is that the idealism that they’ve developed at the university doesn’t necessarily apply in the real world." T. Geronimo Johnson, who is featured in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, discusses his new novel published earlier this week by William Morrow.
"If this is storytelling, I'm in. More please!" In this TEDx Talk, Susan Conley discusses how exposure to powerful stories can captivate our imagination and inspire us to transform our lives. Conley cofounded the Telling Room, a creative writing lab in Portland, Maine, which is featured in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
The late poet reads his poem "Something in the Way of Things (in Town)" in a 2009 performance with saxophonist Rob Brown. S O S: Poems 1961–2013, a new collection of Baraka's poetry published by Grove Press this month, is featured in Page One in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"We stand in the rain in a long line waiting at Ford Highland Park. For work." The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, who died this weekend at the age of 87, speaks with PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown in a 2010 interview about the need for working-class life to be represented in poetry.