Mira Jacob

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"Life, in general, is both comic and tragic. In every moment of real sadness, you can almost find something hysterical to laugh at." Debut novelist Mira Jacob discusses The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing with tuxedo-clad five-year-old Zakir. Jacob was interviewed by Amanda Eyre Ward for the just-released July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Paul Monette

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"The struggle for true openness and intimacy is a lifelong struggle for all of us, gay and straight alike," wrote Paul Monette in Last Watch of the Night: Essays Too Personal and Otherwise. In 1992, three years before his death, Monette won the National Book Award in nonfiction for Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story, an autobiography detailing his early life and his struggles with his sexuality. Authors David Groff and Carol Muske-Dukes speak about Monette's literary and cultural legacy in this clip from Open Road Media.

Rachel Cantor

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This trailer for Rachel Cantor's debut novel, A Highly Unlikely Scenario: Or, A Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World, published in January by Melville House, features illustrations and animation by Claire Kelley and Paul Bommer and music by Jerome Kitke's Mad Coyote Madly Sings (Peer International Corp). Listen to an excerpt of the book, read by the author, on our Poets & Writers podcast.

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Tom Spanbauer

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"I'm crying, and I've always been crying. It's the only way I know how to gather myself up into a self, to be." The author of the novels Faraway Places, The Man Who Fell In Love With the Moon, In The City Of Shy Hunters, and Now Is the Hour reads from his new book, I Loved You More, forthcoming from Hawthorne Books in April, in this haunting trailer featuring music by Cadens Johnson.

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After Desire

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In this book trailer—which begins with silent, still images and includes commentary from poet and filmmaker Colin Browne—Vancouver poet George Stanley discusses "After Desire" and themes inspired by busses, death, and modernism. “It’s almost as though desire was an obstacle to seeing beauty.”

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