Speak by Phillip B. Williams

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"A storm and so a gift. / Its swift approach / lifts gravel from the road." Phillip B. Williams reads his poem "Speak," originally published in Poetry magazine in 2013. Williams's debut collection, Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books, 2016), is featured in Page One in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Sunil Yapa

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"I set out in this book to write beyond my experience. As Colum McCann says...'Write towards what you want to know.'" Sunil Yapa recounts wisdom he learned from his mentors, and describes the inspiration for his debut novel, Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist (Little, Brown, 2016), which is featured in Page One in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Terese Svoboda

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Watch the book trailer for Terese Svoboda​'s new biography of poet Lola Ridge, Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet, which will be released by Schaffner Press in February 2016. "The Art of Biography: Falling In and Out of Love" by Svoboda is in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Diane Williams

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Diane Williams reads seven stories from her collection Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty (McSweeney's Books, 2012) for the Franklin Park Reading Series in Brooklyn. Williams's newest collection of stories, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine (McSweeney's Books, 2016), is featured in Page One in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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The State of Filipino American Literature

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"When we think of Asian American literature... my hope is that you have makers, but then you have people that are there to receive it." Sarah Gambito talks with Anna Alves, Melissa R. Sipin, and Jessica Hagedorn about the growing audience for Filipino American literature at the launch party for Kuwento: Lost Things (Carayan Press, 2015), a new anthology of Filipino myths, at the Asian American Writers' Workshop in New York City.

Shane McCrae

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"I think ritualizing the act of writing is extremely dangerous to being a writer, because it's really easy to make the ritual the art, and you don't even notice it." Shane McCrae talks with fellow poet Dora Malech about tradition, accesibility, and process for Iowa City's Little Village magazine. McCrae's poetry collection The Animal Too Big to Kill (Persea Books, 2015) is featured in Page One in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Brett Fletcher Lauer

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"When I hang in the air it will be by popular demand." Brett Fletcher Lauer reads some of his poems, along with Christopher Sindt, at St. Mary's College. Lauer's new memoir, Fake Missed Connections: Divorce, Online Dating, and Other Failures (Soft Skull Press, 2016), is featured in Page One in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Paul Lisicky

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"What was I telling you? It was something like this: The world was made exactly for us and we'd never have to leave it." Paul Lisicky reads from his novel The Burning House (Etruscan Press, 2011) for Rosemont College's MFA Reading Series. Lisicky's new memoir, The Narrow Door (Graywolf Press, 2016), is featured in Page One in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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