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  • Brian Blanchfield’s Proxies: Essays Near Knowing (Nightboat Books, 2016) is an essay...
  • In Tobias Wolff’s “Bullet in the Brain,” the short story starts with the protagonist Anders, an...
  • In Yusef Komunyakaa’s poem “Anodyne,” he writes an ode to his body and its survival, and...

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Alla Abdulla-Matta presents her work at the Ninth Annual Connecting Cultures Reading. The event took place at the Center for Book Arts in New York, New York on May 15, 2018. (Credit: Margarita Corporan)
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Poet Juan Delgado at the Cholla Needles Monthly Reading. The event took place at Space Cowboy Books in Joshua Tree, California on October 7, 2018. (Credit: Bob DeLoyd)
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Marty Carrera at the Seventeenth Annual Intergenerational Reading. The event took place at Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York, New York on June 23, 2018. (Credit: Margarita Corporan)

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National Book Award–winning novel The Good Lord Bird (Riverhead Books, 2013) by James McBride has been adapted into a seven-episode series starring Rafael Casal as Cook, Daveed Diggs as Frederick Douglass, Ethan Hawke as John Brown, and... more

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