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"Don't shy away from using words, words are a very, very important form of expression... in whichever language." Keith Phetlhe, a poet from Botswana, speaks about how poetry has been an influential part of his life and culture, and performs Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 in Tswana.
In celebration of Emily Dickinson's 184th birthday today, we share this collage of clips from films featuring her famous poems. The video accompanied a talk at the Emily Dickinson Museum with Jerome Charyn, author of the novel The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson (W.W. Norton, 2010) in 2011.
"I feel like it's my personal mission to keep those stories as present as I am possibly able to keep them present." Claudia Rankine appeared on PBS NewsHour last week to discuss the recent upheaval involving unarmed black men and white police officers, and how these events influenced her book Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press, 2014).
For the New York Times video series The Read Around, novelist Helen Oyeyemi discusses the curious power fairy tales have and how they influence our conception of beauty. Her fifth novel, Boy, Snow, Bird, inspired by the story of Snow White, was published earlier this year by Riverhead Books.