Life on Mars

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"My interest in science fiction was really based in what now seems like a very kitschy futuristic aesthetic—an image of the future from about forty years ago." Poet Tracy K. Smith discusses how she conducted research for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars (Graywolf Press, 2011). Smith, whose new book, the memoir Ordinary Light, is forthcoming from Knopf, is featured in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Eleanor Henderson

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"I like movies a lot and I like novels a lot, and I like the sort of space that they inhabit when they overlap." Eleanor Henderson, an assistant professor of writing at Ithaca College, speaks about the film adaptation of her novel Ten Thousand Saints (Ecco, 2011). Henderson is featured in "Going Hollywood: The Business of Film Adaptations" by Michael Bourne in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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The Body Is an Imposter

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"What are the terms of understanding that we come to?" Ruth Ellen Kocher reads a poem about the loss of her mother in this short film. Kocher, the author of six poetry collections, including Ending in Planes (Noemi Press, 2014), is featured in "The Moment of Truth: Eleven Authors Share Stories of Life-Changing Retreats" in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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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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Welcome to Braggsville

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"What [the students] find ultimately is that the idealism that they’ve developed at the university doesn’t necessarily apply in the real world." T. Geronimo Johnson, who is featured in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, discusses his new novel published earlier this week by William Morrow.

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