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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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
"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.