Simone White at the Creative Capital Artist Retreat

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“The first time I tried reading any of these poems aloud, I discovered that they had effectively broken my writing practice.” In this virtual lecture for the 2021 Creative Capital Artist Retreat, Simone White talks about the writing process for her latest poetry collection, or, on being the other woman (Duke University Press, 2022), which is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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The Nation Spring Reading: Golden, Donika Kelly, and Jenny Xie

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“Of the foreground, we will not speak. Look past the / blotted figures.” Jenny Xie reads “Red Puncta,” which appears in her second poetry collection, The Rupture Tense (Graywolf Press, 2022), in this video for the Nation’s Spring Poetry Reading, which also featured Golden and Donika Kelly, hosted by Kaveh Akbar. The Rupture Tense is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Dire Literary Series: Gregory Orr

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“This is what was bequeathed us: / This earth the beloved left / And, leaving, / Left to us.” In this virtual reading for the Dire Literary Series hosted by Timothy Gager, poet Gregory Orr reads from his latest collection, Selected Books of the Beloved (Copper Canyon Press, 2022), which is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Erika L. Sánchez With Sandra Cisneros

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“Writing is my true, true joy, and that’s what makes me feel alive and nourished.” Erika L. Sánchez talks about her memoir, Crying in the Bathroom (Viking, 2022), and the process of book promotion and being a writer with Sandra Cisneros in this virtual event for Politics and Prose, produced in partnership with Books and Books and Café con Libros. Sánchez’s memoir is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Jorie Graham

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“What persuades in poetry, what moves, what transforms—and what is memorable—starts with music.” Jorie Graham talks about the importance of musicality and the influences of American modernist and English romantic poetry on her writing in this Big Think video. Graham’s collection Fast (Ecco, 2017) is featured in Page One in the May/June 2017 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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K-Ming Chang on Gods of Want

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“I find that writing into shame and toward shame, and coming out of it at the other end is something really interesting,” says K-Ming Chang about the writing process for her story collection, Gods of Want (One World, 2022), in this interview for Reading the Room, a podcast produced and hosted by Jaylen Lopez. Chang’s story collection is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Ryann Stevenson on Human Resources

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“The backend / algorithm will be coded on keyboards / by the actual hands of mothers who, / in another life, called themselves writers,” reads Ryann Stevenson from “Decision Tree,” which appears in her collection, Human Resources (Milkweed Editions, 2022), winner of the 2021 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, in this conversation with Richie Hofmann. Human Resources is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Poured Over With Isaac Fitzgerald

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“I realized as I started to write it, that it was going to be a lot more focused on my childhood than I expected it to be,” says Isaac Fitzgerald about the process of writing his first memoir, Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional (Bloomsbury, 2022), in this interview for Poured Over: The Barnes & Noble Podcast produced and hosted by Miwa Messer. Fitzgerald’s memoir is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Joseph Han in Conversation With Gene Kwak

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“I had to confront the page, and at times it felt like I was staring directly at the heart and face of the Korean DMZ.” In this Powell’s Books virtual event, Joseph Han reads from his debut novel, Nuclear Family (Counterpoint, 2022), and speaks with author Gene Kwak about the process of writing a magical realist story and the ways in which every Korean American story is a ghost story. Han’s novel is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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