Rocky Mountain Land Library

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"The books themselves are very powerful—when you're around them, it's palpable." Cofounders Jeff Lee and Ann Martin, and architect Jeff Schultz, talk about the ongoing renovations and collaborations involved with Buffalo Peaks Ranch in Colorado, a part of their ongoing Rocky Mountain Land Library project. The project is featured in “A Book Sanctuary in the Rockies” by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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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Idra Novey

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“A lot of poems for me begin in the sense of feeling annihilated in some way or another.” Idra Novey discusses her poetic beginnings at the Academy of American Poets’ 2014 Poets Forum. Her debut novel, Ways to Disappear (Little, Brown, 2016), is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

C. Dale Young

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"I love. Wouldn't we all like to start / a poem with 'I love...'? I would." C. Dale Young reads his poems "The Bridge" and "Torn" from his book Torn (Four Way Books, 2011) at the 2014 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Young's fourth collection of poems, The Halo (Four Way Books, 2016), is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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A. Igoni Barrett

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"A lightning flash split the gloom and a rumble of cascading boulders burst from the sky." At an event at the Library of Congress, A. Igoni Barrett reads from "The Shape of a Full Circle," a short story from his collection Love Is Power, Or Something Like That (Graywolf Press, 2013). His debut novel, Blackass (Graywolf Press, 2016), is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Helen Oyeyemi

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"To the naked eye Boudicca is a haze of noxious green that lurks among fronds of seaweed looking exactly like the aftermath of a chemical spill." Helen Oyeyemi reads her short story "'Sorry' Doesn't Sweeten Her Tea" at the British Council Literature Seminar in Berlin. Oyeyemi's collection of stories, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (Riverhead Books, 2016), is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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So Sad Today

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The book trailer for Melissa Broder's debut essay collection, So Sad Today (Grand Central Publishing, 2016), which is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, follows the author as she shops for a coffin. For more from Broder, listen to the latest episode of Ampersand: The Poets & Writers Podcast.

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