Tarfia Faizullah

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"I knew then how war was possible." Tarfia Faizullah reads from her award-winning debut poetry collection, Seam (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014). Faizullah is featured in "Mermaids and Matryoshkas" by Sandra Beasley in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Poetry and Science with Kay Ryan

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Kay Ryan reads selected poems for "Poetry & Science: A Shared Exploration," an event cohosted by Litquake and the UCSF Memory and Aging Center's Hellman Visiting Artist Program. Ryan's latest poetry collection, Erratic Facts (Grove Press, 2015), is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Carrie Brownstein

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"As readers we can't simply witness or observe a book from afar—we have to live inside it, we have to go through it, and every time we do, we expand a version of our own lives." Carrie Brownstein talks about the relationship between readers, books, and writers in her introduction to the 2013 National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 ceremony. Brownstein's debut memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl (Riverhead Books, 2015), is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Ilustrado

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Miguel Syjuco describes his usage of Velcro, file folders, and ten separate Microsoft Word documents for the construction of his debut novel, Ilustrado (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010). Syjuco speaks about the importance of Asia Literary Review in Literary MagNet in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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The Great Migration

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Yusef Komunyakaa reads "The Great Migration" at New York City's Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with the exhibition, "One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North." Komunyakaa's new poetry collection, The Emperor of Water Clocks (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Miguel Syjuco

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"Historically there's been a great divide between the different types of writing traditions in the Philippines." Miguel Syjuco explains the challenges with getting his writing translated into Tagalog and published in the Philippines. Syjuco speaks about the importance of Asia Literary Review in Literary MagNet in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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