Craig Santos Perez

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“Guam is air-conditioned, Guam is updating its Facebook status, Guam is a punch line in Hollywood movie jokes...” Craig Santos Perez, a 2016 Lannan Literary Awards and Fellowships honoree and recipient of the 2010 Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange Award for poetry, reads from his award-winning collection, from unincorporated territory [guma'] (Omnidawn, 2014).

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Sawako Nakayasu

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This short film created by Sawako Nakayasu features the poet and translator reading “6.3.2003” from her poetry collection Texture Notes (Letter Machine Editions, 2010). Nakayasu’s translation from the Japanese of The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa (Canarium Books, 2015) by Chika Sagawa was awarded the 2016 Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize.

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Jackie Kay

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“I wrote the poems that I wanted to read and I wrote about the experiences that I wanted to find.” Jackie Kay, Scotland's first black national poet, speaks about her memoir, Red Dust Road (Picador, 2010), which chronicles the search for her birth parents, and what she hopes to share through her poetry.

Tree of Codes Dance Performance

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“It's a series of pages that have huge holes, or volumes, where words fly off the page into your imagination, into your face. It's kind of a book that has no rules.” Choreographer Wayne McGregor and visual artist Olafur Eliasson speak with Kathleen Flood of the Creators Project about Jonathan Safran Foer’s art book, Tree of Codes (Visual Editions, 2010), which was the inspiration for their 2015 dance performance. Foer’s new novel, Here I Am (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016), is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Monica Youn

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“When you have left me / the sky drains of color / like the skin / of a tightening fist.” At a Writers With Drinks event in 2011, Monica Youn reads the poem “Ignatz Oasis” and others from her collection Ignatz (Four Way Books, 2010). Youn’s new collection, Blackacre (Graywolf Press, 2016), which is longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award, is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Lauren Redniss

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Lauren Redniss gives a TEDx Talk about the process of trial, error, and transforming mistakes that went into the creation of her second book, Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout (It Books, 2010). Redniss was awarded the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award for her latest book, Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future (Random House, 2015).

John Wray

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​In this humorous take on an author interview, Zach Galifianakis talks with John Wray, author of the novel Lowboy (Picador, 2010). Wray's newest novel, The Lost Time Accidents (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016), follows three generations of a family through multiple time periods and geographical locations.

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Live Lit: Lindsay Hunter

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Fiction writer and live lit performer Lindsay Hunter—author of the novel Ugly Girls (FSG, 2014), and the story collections Don't Kiss Me (FSG, 2013) and Daddy's (Featherproof Books, 2010)—reads a new story called "Hit or Miss" as part of the Page on Stage segment of Poets & Writers Live in Chicago on June 20, 2015.

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