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"I'm not a linear thinker," says Ishmael Reed in this video from Open Road Media. "That's one of the reasons I'm able to make different associations that people wouldn't ordinarily make." The author of ten novels, including Mumbo Jumbo (1972), as well as plays, essays, and poems, Reed talks about his unique style of telling stories, which draw upon different languages, religions, and other cultural influences.
Frank Deford, Jimmy Breslin, and Charlotte Sheedy reflect on the extraordinary life and career of literary agent Sterling Lord, who has represented Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, and countless others, in this video from Open Road Media, the publisher of Lord's new memoir, Lord of Publishing.
For last year's Nexus Conference in Amsterdam, the Nexus Institute brought together the world’s foremost intellectuals, artists, diplomats, politicians, and other decision makers and asked them to speak about the theme "How to Change the World." One of the participants, Margaret Atwood, focused her attention in on fiction, the future, and the environment.
Andy Knowlton, an American poet and mixed-media artist living in Seoul, South Korea, makes hand-made dolls out of materials he finds on the streets then places them in random locations around the city's Itaewon neighborhood. Each doll in the Drunken Poets project features a bottle containing an original poem.