William Archila

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William Archila speaks with author Mariano Zaro about his early influences and how growing up as an immigrant in the United States has made an impact on his writing. Archila’s new poetry collection, The Gravediggers Archaeology (Red Hen Press, 2015), is featured in Page One of the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Far From the Madding Crowd

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“It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in a language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.” In this film adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel, Far From the Madding Crowd, Carey Mulligan stars as Bathsheba Everdene, an independent woman who inherits her uncle’s farm and attracts three very different suitors. The film is directed by Thomas Vinterberg with a screenplay by David Nicholls.

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Layli Long Soldier

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“During the spring and summer all the grasses come up, and that’s always the first thing I smell when I go up there [to South Dakota], and the first thing I miss when I come back...” Layli Long Soldier talks about the inspiration for her “Grass Poems” series and reads a selection of poems from her debut collection, WHEREAS, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2017. Long Soldier is a 2016 Whiting Award winner in poetry.

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Jonathan Fink

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"One of the wonderful things about poetry is that your body is the vehicle for its creation or expression." Jonathan Fink discusses his debut poetry collection, The Crossing (Dzanc Books, 2015), and touches on building a manuscript, the merits of poetic form, and the role of the poet in the twenty-first century. Fink is one of the debut poets featured in "Fractures Through Time" in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Rickey Laurentiis

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Rickey Laurentiis reads "Black Iris" from his poetry collection, Boy With Thorn (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), winner of the 2014 Cave Canem Prize. Laurentiis is one of the debut poets in "Fractures Through Time" in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Natalie Scenters-Zapico

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Natalie Scenters-Zapico reads "Sonnet for Your Nerves" for the Buttered Toast Reading Series in El Paso, Texas. Her debut collection, The Verging Cities (Center for Literacy Publishing, 2015), explores the relationship between the border cities of El Paso and Juarez. Scenters-Zapico is one of the debut poets featured in "Fractures Through Time" in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Corina Copp

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"The future isn't machines constantly slamming..." Corinna Copp reads her poem "Poor Wave" at the Poetry Project along with Miguel Gutierrez. Copp, author of The Green Ray (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), is one of the debut poets featured in "Fractures Through Time" in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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