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

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The Flame Alphabet

In one of the darkest book trailers in recent memory, Erin Cosgrove presents this short film based on Ben Marcus's The Flame Alphabet, published this month by Knopf. "In the beginning was the word, and it made people sick..."

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James Franco's Hart

The Broken Tower, the Hart Crane biopic writen, directed, and starring James Franco, was released this week and can now be downloaded or viewed on demand. There's been a lot of speculation about the film ever since Franco aquired the rights to Paul Mariani's biography of the same title, but at least one critic isn't impressed. Writing in Slate, Evan Hughes called the film "incredibly dull." 

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Portlandia: Did You Read It?

Did you read the latest issue of Poets & Writers Magazine? Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein star in Portlandia, currently in its second season on the Independent Film Channel.

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"Variation on a Theme of Coleridge"

Alberto Chimal of Mexico City reads his story "Variation on a Theme of Coleridge" from Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic, published this month by Small Beer Press.

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Natalie Goldberg in Taos, New Mexico

"The first thing that comes to mind when I think about the writing life: space. I just think of space. Time to daydream. Time to notice things," says Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Shambhala, 1986), Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life (Bantam, 1990), and other books on writing.

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Type Books Gets Animated

The owners of Type Books in Toronto spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books to produce this amazing video featuring music by Grayson Matthews. 

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Jack Gilbert

"My joy is the same as twelve Ethiopian goats standing silent in the morning light," writes Jack Gilbert in his poem "The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart." His Collected Poems will be published by Knopf in March.

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Transforming Tragedy Into Art

Vaddey Ratner discusses In the Shadow of Banyan, a debut novel depicting her family's experience during the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. "I didn't want to write a memoir," she says. "What I wanted was to honor the lives lost, those who perished, and I wanted to do so through my endeavor to transorm personal pain with art." In the Shadow of Banyan will be published by Simon & Schuster in July.

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Adopt a Typewriter

From the founders of Ashland Creek Press comes this public service announcement about the writer's most cherished yet endangered object: the typewriter.

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Anatomy of a Book

This helpful video from AbeBooks demystifies the terms used to describe the physical parts of a book, including boards, hinge and joint, leaf, endpapers, book block, and plates.

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