How to Travel

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"Sometimes you see the leaves as birds who have traveled all night and come to rest at dawn." Alicia Jo Rabins's poem "How to Travel," from The Divinity School (American Poetry Review, 2015), is interpreted in this short film with animation by Zak Margolis and read by Alicia McDaid. Rabins is featured in "Fractures Through Time," the eleventh annual Debut Poets roundup in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Hannah Sanghee Park

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“The asking was askance. / And the tale all told. / So then, in tandem, / Anathema and anthem.” Hannah Sanghee Park reads “And a Lie” from her poetry collection The Same-Different (Louisiana State University Press, 2015) in this video from the Academy of American Poets’ 2014 Poets Forum. Park is one of the debut poets featured in “Fractures Through Time” in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Robin Coste Lewis and Claudia Rankine

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"She creates an intimate space in which these bodies can connect," says Claudia Rankine, describing the poems in Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems (Knopf, 2015) by Robin Coste Lewis. Lewis won the 2015 National Book Award in poetry for her debut collection and is one of the debut poets featured in "Fractures Through Time" in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Morgan Parker

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Morgan Parker reads her poem "Black Woman With Chicken" for Pen Pal Poets. Her debut collection, Other People's Comfort Keeps Me up at Night (Switchback Books, 2015), was selected for the 2013 Gatewood Prize, and her second collection, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, is forthcoming from Tin House Books in February 2017. Parker 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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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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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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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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