The Robots Are Coming

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“They await counterintelligence / transmissions from our laptops / and our blue teeth, await word / of humanity’s critical mass, / our ripening.” Kyle Dargan’s poem “The Robots Are Coming” is brought to life in this animated Motionpoems film by Julia Iverson. Dargan’s new poetry collection, Anagnorisis (TriQuarterly Books, 2018), is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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World’s Worst Editor With Gary Shteyngart

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In this humorous video, Gary Shteyngart receives dubious feedback on his fourth novel, Lake Success (Random House, 2018), from “Sean, the World’s Worst Editor,” which includes inserting a laugh track into the book, holding book signings in an actual lake, and changing Shteyngart’s last name. Lake Success is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Jenna Lê

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Jenna Lê talks to Paul Rogalus about her writing habits and reads her poems “Please Don’t Tell Me How This Story Ends” and “Venus Frigida.” Lê, who is featured in “Outsiders on the Inside” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, is the author of A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora (Indolent Books, 2018).

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Literary Agent Regina Brooks

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“If you think about what it takes to be a writer, you really have to be an observer and you have to live life.” Regina Brooks, founder and owner of Serendipity Literary Agency, offers advice for publishing and discusses what a literary agent does for a writer in this interview with the Atlanta Post. Brooks answers questions in “Agent Advice” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Sandra Gail Lambert

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“Writing memoir is the ultimate control of my story.” Sandra Gail Lambert talks to author Michele Leavitt about her own motivations for writing memoir, and the challenges that accompany it. Lambert, author of the debut memoir, A Certain Loneliness (University of Nebraska Press, 2018), is featured in “Outsiders on the Inside” by Michele Sharpe in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Lake Success

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“Jeff Park’s living room was as palatial as the entrance to a modest New York museum.” Gary Shteyngart reads an excerpt from his fourth novel, Lake Success (Random House, 2018), at the University of Washington’s Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. Lake Success is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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The Gospel of Doubt

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In this TED Talk, Casey Gerald speaks about a poignant day in his childhood and how those events altered his thoughts on belief, faith, and doubt. Gerald is the author of the debut memoir, There Will Be No Miracles Here (Riverhead Books, 2018), and is featured in “The Genre of Resistance” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Stephen Markley

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“I plot beforehand to the extent that I have an idea of where I’m going, but I’m always willing to toss that out the window...” Stephen Markley talks about his start as a writer, his writing habits, and the publication of his first novel, Ohio (Simon & Schuster, 2018), which is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Kyle Dargan

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“This poem will be guilty. It assumed it retained / the right to ask its question after the page / came up flush against its face.” Kyle Dargan reads “Poem Resisting Arrest” from his fifth poetry collection, Anagnorisis (TriQuarterly Books, 2018), which is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Sarah Viren

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Sarah Viren reads an essay for the There Will Be Words reading series in Orlando, Florida. Viren is the author of the debut essay collection, Mine (University of New Mexico Press, 2018), and is featured in “The Genre of Resistance” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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