Things I Carry Into the World

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“Once you can identify dehumanization, just breath can make a brick cage clumsy.” This short film for Motionpoems is an adaptation of Cynthia Manick's poem “Things I Carry Into the World” featuring four poets from Urban Word NYC: Esther Aloba, Nkosi Nkululeko, Makayla Posely, and Trace DePass.

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Silence

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Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel, Silence, which was translated from the Japanese by William Johnston, tells the story of two Jesuit missionaries in seventeenth-century Japan searching for their mentor. The film stars Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, and Liam Neeson.

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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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Karan Mahajan

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"I didn't have any intention of representing India accurately or inaccurately. I had a story in mind and I pursued the story ruthlessly." Karan Mahajan speaks about his debut novel, Family Planning (Harper Perennial, 2008), and the creative challenges faced by a new generation of Indian writers. His second novel, The Association of Small Bombs (Viking, 2016), is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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