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

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Garrison Keillor

The author and host of A Prairie Home Companion speaks with PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about how his love of poetry has changed over the years and helped develop The Writer's Almanac, a podcast of poetry chosen and read by Keillor.

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Pity the Animal

This trailer for Pity the Animal, a chapbook by Chelsea Hodson that was published in May by Portland, Oregon-based independent press Future Tense Books as part of its Scout Books series, features music by Oingo Boingo, performed by the author.

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Some Young Kings

“The Mike Tyson in me sings like a narwhal / Minus the nasally twang of sleeping in a cold ocean.” Roger Reeves reads a poem from his book, King Me (Copper Canyon Press, 2013), at the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series in April 2014.

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Dancing in Other Words

"Here you can see that there's no age in poetry, there's no race in poetry, all you have is poetry and words." The annual Spier Poetry Festival invites poets to gather in Cape Town, South Africa, for a week of exploring poetry, drinking wine, and dancing.

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki

"Some things in life are too complicated to explain in any language." Haruki Murakami’s latest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel, was released today by Knopf.

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Rab Wilson

"Taking something that's quite mundane, and then making it into something that's quite magical, that's the true art in poetry." Scottish poet Rab Wilson speaks about the influence his homeland has had on his writing and reads his poem "Old Song."

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Ballad of a WiFi Hero

Author Mike Lacher's humor piece titled “In Which I Fix My Girlfriend’s Grandparents’ WiFi and am Hailed as a Conquering Hero" is brought to life in this animated adaptation. The piece was published in The Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency (McSweeney's Books, 2014).

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Writing Your Way Into a Novel

"There's a great difference between that public world with the prizes, interviews, and public readings, and the private world of the closed door and the hiss of silence." Award-winning novelist Ian McEwan discusses his struggles with confidence and the bliss of writing.

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Whitman Illuminated

Illustrator and writer Allen Crawford offers a glimpse into the process of hand-lettering and illustrating his book, Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself (Tin House Books, 2014). Crawford is the cofounder of Plankton Art Company, known for the illustrations on display at the American Museum of Natural History's Hall of Ocean Life.

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Inspired by James Joyce

To mark the centennial anniversary of the publication of James Joyce's Dubliners, author Victor LaValle explains how Joyce's stories about the ordinary people of Dublin influenced his own writing of the underrepresented voices in his Queens neighborhood.

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