Geeking Out With Junot Díaz

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz talks about the impact comic books had on him as he was growing up, as well as their cultural and literary significance. His novel The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead Books, 2007) was just named the best novel of the twenty-first century to date by a BBC Culture critics' poll.

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Kay Ryan

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"If I didn't have poetry, I would not have access to the most interesting part of my mind." Pulitzer Prize–winner and former U.S. poet laureate Kay Ryan speaks with the Aspen Institute and offers advice to young poets. Ryan will deliver the "poetry keynote" on January 10 at the Poets & Writers Live event in San Francisco.

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Galway Kinnell

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The late Pulitzer Prize–winning poet is seen here in 1997 reading selections of his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for the series “Artists on the Cutting Edge,” accompanied by interview segments discussing his influences. The former Vermont poet laureate died at his home in Sheffield, Vermont, this past Tuesday.

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Camille Rankine and Cornelius Eady

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The third and final installment in a series of readings and discussions celebrating the tenth anniversary of the PSA Chapbook Fellowships, which are sponsored by the Poetry Society of America, features Camille Rankine, the 2010 fellowship recipient, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Cornelius Eady, who selected her for the honor.

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