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

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Philip Levine

Happy National Poetry Month! Last week U.S. poet laureate Philip Levine read three of his poems at the Rogue Festival in Fresno, California, accompanied by the Benjamin Boone Evolution Quartet. All music was written specifically for each poem.

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Poet and Mathematician

Selina Foster and Willy Palomo from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, perform "Poet and Mathematician" at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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Jealousy

"Sorry, Google Doesn't Know Jealousy," a poem by Denise Duhamel, is read by sixty-five poets, including Terrance Hayes, Richard Blanco, Collin Kelley, Michelle Buchanan, Diego Quiros, Emma Trelles, Amy Gerstler, Maureen Seaton, Matthew Hittinger, Stephen Mills, and Major Jackson.

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Sarah Hope

High school teacher Sarah Hope tells "the story that hurts to tell" as part of the Story Project, a storytelling series at Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts in Manitou Springs, Colorado. The theme of the event, held earlier this month, was Healing.

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Gertrude Stein

"Pigeons on the grass, alas..." While the quality of the audio is rather poor, this clip from 1934 offers a fascinating glimpse of Gertrude Stein talking briefly and then reading part of her libretto from the opera "From Four Saints in Three Acts."

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Mark Heinlein

The author of the debut poetry collection Everything We Call Ordinary, forthcoming later this year from Tourane Poetry Press, presents "Family, Culture, and How a Poet Makes His Bread" at a recent TEDx event at San Jose State University.

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Natural Poets

"We kind of lose that sense of wonder that we have with language," says Thom Caraway, the poet laureate of Spokane, Washington. "Any toddler or kindergartener is running around just saying words out loud because they like how they sound." Caraway, who recently hosted a pizza and poetry night at Balboa Elementary Montessori in Spokane, discusses why young children have a way with words and talks about his own experience with poetry.

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Poet in Residence

"Some words have come, some have not." An average day in the life of Barbara Brownskirt, self-appointed poet in residence at the 197 bus stop in London.

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Zadie Smith

The novelist, essayist, and short story writer whose most recent novel, NW, was published by Penguin Press in 2012, is seen here reading from her essay "That Crafty Feeling" at the New York Public Library in 2010.

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"Flower Box"

"As if huddled on some high plain, surrounded by the sound of distantly beating drums, telling myself, 'Well, this is it.'" In this Single Sentence Animation for Electric Literature, Bianca Stone animates "Flower Box" by A-J Aronstein.

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