Samara Elán Huggins

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“We aren’t serious when we’re seventeen…” In this video, Samara Elán Huggins, the 2017 Poetry Out Loud National Champion from Georgia, recites “Novel” by Arthur Rimbaud, translated from the French by Wallace Fowlie. Anndee Hochman writes about Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation competition for high school students, in “The Poem Chooses You” in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Cennemi Diaz

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“Children under, say, ten, shouldn’t know / that the universe is ever-expanding…” Cennemi Diaz, the 2017 Los Angeles County Poetry Out Loud winner, recites Nick Flynn’s poem “Cartoon Physics, part 1.” Anndee Hochman writes about Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation competition for high school students, in “The Poem Chooses You” in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Tom Rachman

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“Reading is an opportunity to see little aspects of the world and different periods that you can never access yourself...” Tom Rachman talks about how his literary inspirations, such as Dickens, Tolstoy, Virginia Woolf, and George Orwell, have evolved over the years. Rachman’s third novel, The Italian Teacher (Viking, 2018), is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Poets Speak With Bianca Stone

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Bianca Stone talks to Vermont poet laureate Chard deNiord for Poets Speak about her poetry, life with her family in Vermont, and her work restoring the house of her late grandmother, poet Ruth Stone. Bianca Stone’s third poetry collection, The Möbius Strip Club of Grief (Tin House Books, 2018), is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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David Tomas Martinez

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David Tomas Martinez reads his poem “Hoodies” accompanied by musicians David Cieri and Mike Brown for the Gavagai music and reading series at Cornelia Street Café in New York City. Martinez is the author of Hustle (Sarabande Books, 2014) and Post Traumatic Hood Disorder (Sarabande Books, 2018), which is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Self-Portrait as Slinky

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In this video, Tarfia Faizullah reads her poem “Self-Portrait as Slinky” for the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series. Faizullah is the author of Seam (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014) and Registers of Illuminated Villages (Graywolf Press, 2018), which is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Maggie O’Farrell

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“Everything you live through changes you, inevitably, and I think as you change, your writing changes.” Maggie O’Farrell speaks about receiving Specsavers Bestseller Awards for four of her novels, including The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007), and how she has evolved as a writer. O’Farrell’s debut memoir, I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death (Knopf, 2018), is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

An American Marriage

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“This is a novel about marriage and about what we owe one another and what you can expect from another person.” Tayari Jones speaks about her fourth novel, An American Marriage (Algonquin Books, 2018), and what she loves about bookstores in this video for Barnes & Noble. Jones shares her experience at Ucross in “The Writers Retreats Where Big Books Are Born” in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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