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Chigozie Obioma on Novel Writing

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In this episode of The Larry Arnn Show, Hillsdale College president Larry P. Arnn interviews author Chigozie Obioma who discusses his life in Nigeria, the inspiration behind his second novel, An Orchestra of Minorities (Little, Brown, 2019), and how the Classics inform his work. Obioma’s third novel, The Road to the Country (Hogarth, 2024), is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Lilly Dancyger: First Love

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“In each of my close relationships, I feel like I get to be a different version of myself.” In this Books Are Magic event, Lilly Dancyger speaks with Leslie Jamison about how she tackled writing about her closest friendships in her first essay collection, First Love: Essays on Friendship (Dial Press, 2024), which is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Julian Randall: The Dead Don’t Need Reminding

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In this Haymarket Books event, Julian Randall reads from his first essay collection, The Dead Don’t Need Reminding: In Search of Fugitives, Mississippi, and Black TV Nerd Sh*t (Bold Type Books, 2024), which is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. The event also includes an introduction by Gabriel Ramirez and readings by poets George Abraham and Itiola Jones.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil on Bite by Bite

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In this Square Books event in Mississippi, Aimee Nezhukumatathil speaks about her writing and memories of food with Afton Thomas, and reads from her books World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments (Milkweed Editions, 2020) and Bite by Bite: Nourishments and Jamborees (Ecco, 2024), which is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Rachel Khong on Real Americans

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In this Books are Magic event with Isaac Fitzgerald, author Rachel Khong discusses the themes of race, family, and belonging in her second novel, Real Americans (Knopf, 2024), which is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. “I think it’s both an American feeling and an immigrant feeling, that there’s not enough time and you need to make the most of it,” says Khong.

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Victoria Chang on Grief and Art

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“This year I turned my back to the world. I let language face // the front. The parting felt like a death.” In this About the Authors TV video, Victoria Chang speaks about her award-winning collection, Obit (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), and reads a poem from her new collection, With My Back to the World (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2024), which engages with the paintings and writings of Agnes Martin.

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Fictions & Forms: Danielle Dutton

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As part of the Fictions & Forms reading series hosted by the University of Chicago’s Program in Creative Writing, Danielle Dutton discusses her intricate relationship to genre and form, and reads from her hybrid collection, Prairie, Dresses, Art, Other (Coffee House Press, 2024), which is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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I Buy My Monster Roses by Diannely Antigua

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“I sniff the tops of the rose heads / like a newborn’s scalp—fresh skin and hair / only a few days picked.” In this video, Diannely Antigua reads “I Buy My Monster Roses” from her second poetry collection, Good Monster (Copper Canyon Press, 2024), which is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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An Evening With Kim Hyesoon and Don Mee Choi

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In this video, South Korean poet Kim Hyesoon reads with her longtime translator Don Mee Choi, both sharing their work and speaking about their writing and collaboration with Susan Bernofsky, director of Literary Translation at Columbia University. Choi’s latest poetry collection, Mirror Nation (Wave Books, 2024), is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

 

Hanif Abdurraqib on There’s Always This Year

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“It was good to write a book where I’m staring at time directly, in a very literal sense.” In this episode of Poured Over: The Barnes & Noble Podcast hosted by Miwa Messer, Hanif Abdurraqib talks about the unique writing process for his latest book, There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension (Random House, 2024), the power of nostalgia, and his life in Ohio. Abdurraqib’s new book is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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