Lars Horn in Conversation With Carolina De Robertis

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“Fish have always swum me beyond my body, exploded me into some other mythic, imagined space.” Lars Horn talks about their love of research, writing about transmasculinity, and piecing together their first book, Voice of the Fish: A Lyric Essay, which won the 2020 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, in this City Lights Live virtual event with Carolina De Robertis. Horn’s book is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Leila Mottley on Nightcrawling

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“I like to journal from my characters’ perspectives and immerse myself entirely.” In this Late Night With Seth Meyers interview, Leila Mottley speaks about staying up late writing her debut novel, Nightcrawling (Knopf, 2022). Mottley is featured in “First Fiction 2022” in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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A Quarantine Concert With Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta

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In this 2020 video, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta reads a selection of their poems for the Quarantine Concert series produced by Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago. Luboviski-Acosta’s second book, La Movida (Nightboat Books, 2022), is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Erika L. Sánchez on Storytelling

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“It seems like the ideas kind of find me, and oftentimes it’s an image, just one word or one smell or one setting, and it just won’t leave me alone,” says Erika L. Sánchez about her writing process and how her family’s storytelling influenced her in this 2020 virtual event for the Speak On It series hosted by the Chicago Public Library. Sánchez’s memoir, Crying in the Bathroom (Viking, 2022), is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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CJ Hauser With Charlie Gilmour

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CJ Hauser speaks about the surprise of her viral essay “The Crane Wife” and her process for writing essays in this 2021 virtual reading and conversation with author and journalist Charlie Gilmour for the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts in England. Hauser’s first nonfiction book, The Crane Wife: A Memoir in Essays (Doubleday, 2022), is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Woman of Light

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Woman of Light is my heart song to my ancestors,” says Kali Fajardo-Anstine in this video in which she talks about her debut novel, out now from One World, and the research and stories of her Indigenous Chicano family that inspired her writing. A profile of Fajardo-Anstine by Rigoberto González is featured in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Silo City Reading Series Tenth Anniversary

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This video celebrates the tenth season of the Silo City Reading Series, a poetry reading series that takes place in a complex of historic grain silos in Buffalo, New York and has “held true to the belief of what imagination can do when it acts collectively.” Upcoming events begin this weekend and feature poets Richie Hofmann, Victoria Chang, and Jericho Brown.

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Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

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“This book is really a journey of these characters figuring out how to accept themselves and to find their place in the world as Chinese Americans,” says Grace D. Li about her debut novel, Portrait of a Thief (Tiny Reparations Books, 2022), in this video in which she discusses her love of heist movies and the true story that inspired her book.

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Roger Robinson: The City Kids See the Sea

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“For many the first time; / these kids of the tower block / and tarred playgrounds / now running towards this scene / of sea,” reads Roger Robinson from his poem “The City Kids See the Sea” in this short film directed by Matthew Thompson and produced by the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation for their Read By poetry film series.

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