Kyle Dargan

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“This poem will be guilty. It assumed it retained / the right to ask its question after the page / came up flush against its face.” Kyle Dargan reads “Poem Resisting Arrest” from his fifth poetry collection, Anagnorisis (TriQuarterly Books, 2018), which is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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The Robots Are Coming

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“They await counterintelligence / transmissions from our laptops / and our blue teeth, await word / of humanity’s critical mass, / our ripening.” Kyle Dargan’s poem “The Robots Are Coming” is brought to life in this animated Motionpoems film by Julia Iverson. Dargan’s new poetry collection, Anagnorisis (TriQuarterly Books, 2018), is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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World’s Worst Editor With Gary Shteyngart

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In this humorous video, Gary Shteyngart receives dubious feedback on his fourth novel, Lake Success (Random House, 2018), from “Sean, the World’s Worst Editor,” which includes inserting a laugh track into the book, holding book signings in an actual lake, and changing Shteyngart’s last name. Lake Success is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Lake Success

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“Jeff Park’s living room was as palatial as the entrance to a modest New York museum.” Gary Shteyngart reads an excerpt from his fourth novel, Lake Success (Random House, 2018), at the University of Washington’s Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. Lake Success is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Stephen Markley

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“I plot beforehand to the extent that I have an idea of where I’m going, but I’m always willing to toss that out the window...” Stephen Markley talks about his start as a writer, his writing habits, and the publication of his first novel, Ohio (Simon & Schuster, 2018), which is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Laura van den Berg on Writing Workshops

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“It was the first time that literature felt personal, relevant, urgent....” Laura van den Berg talks about the transformative experience of reading contemporary fiction and short stories during her first writing workshop in college. Van den Berg’s second novel, The Third Hotel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018), is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Ottessa Moshfegh

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“What isn’t twisted and dark? Look around! Twisted and dark means new and interesting.” Ottessa Moshfegh speaks with Vintage Books about dark comedy in writing, the difference between art and entertainment, and why she writes about the female body. Moshfegh is the author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation (Penguin Press, 2018), which is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Anne Waldman Reads Endtime

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Anne Waldman reads from the “Endtime” section of her longer poetic text at the 2017 Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word Performance Extravaganza at Nuyorican Poets Café in New York City. Waldman’s poetry collection Trickster Feminism (Penguin Books, 2018) is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Advice From A. M. Homes

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In a craft talk at the Center for Fiction in New York City, A. M. Homes discusses the value of having a writing routine, how she approaches novels and short stories differently, and her fascination with Barbie. Homes is the author of Days of Awe (Viking, 2018), which is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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