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

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Titos Patrikios

To film the documentary TITOS: A Poet in Precarious Balance, director Nikos Chrisikakis accompanied Titos Patrikios for eighteen months in the eighty-three-year-old poet's native Athens, Greece.

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The Day of the Locust

In November OR Books will publish Alive Inside the Wreck: A Biography of Nathanael West by Joe Woodward, a frequent contributor to the magazine who wrote "The Art of Reading Nathanael West: Simple Was His Pilgrimage and Brief" for the May/June 2007 issue. This is a clip from John Schlesinger's 1975 film adaptation of West's novel The Day of the Locust, starring Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, William Atherton, Burgess Meredith, and Geraldine Page.

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The Angel of Duluth

Motionpoems.com brings Madelon Sprengnether's poem "The Angel of Duluth #2," from her 2006 collection, The Angel of Duluth (White Pine Press), to life.

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Haruki Murakami

1Q84, the eagerly anticipated tome by Haruki Murakami, will be published by Knopf next month. The image of the book at the end of this trailer doesn't do it justice: The novel is nearly 950 pages long.

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Monty Python's "Novel Writing"

In this sketch from Monty Python's 1973 album, "Matching Tie and Handkerchief," a crowd gathers to watch Thomas Hardy begin his latest novel, The Return of the Native, while an announcer provides a running commentary.

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"The Names"

Billy Collins, who was named the nation's poet laureate a few months before September 11, 2001, reads his poem "The Names" and talks with PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about the impact of 9/11.

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Jack Kerouac

This clip from early 1967 includes footage of Jack Kerouac shooting pool at the Pawtucketville Social Club in Lowell, Massachusetts, and an audio recording of Kerouac reading the beginning of "San Francisco Scene."

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Carl Phillips

In this excerpt from P.O.P. (Poets on Poetry), an ongoing documentary directed and produced by Rachel Eliza Griffiths, poet Carl Phillips, whose eleventh collection, Double Shadow, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in April, reads a poem and talks about a song that matches the mood of the poems he's been writing lately.

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White Collar Poet, Episode 2

Back in February we posted the prologue of an original Web series about an insurance broker who reads poetry on the streets of Vancouver's financial district. Here is the second episode of the mockumentary, written and directed by Michael Grand.

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Labor Day

With work on their minds this Labor Day weekend (when many of us are taking three days off), the fine folks at Open Road Media take a look at how several writers, including Andres Dubus and Don Winslow, paid the bills while they were struggling to make it in the literary world.

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