Tim Seibles

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"In this country, poetry is largely ignored." Tim Seibles speaks with City of Asylum Pittsburgh about poetry in the United States, his fascination with how sexuality is expressed, and how he gets into the minds of characters. Seibles's latest collection, Fast Animal (Etruscan Press, 2012), was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award in poetry.

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Laura van den Berg

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Author Laura van den Berg discusses her short story collection The Isle of Youth (FSG, 2013) with Sloane Crosley and musician Steve Gunn. Van den Berg's new novel, Find Me, was published this month by FSG. She is featured in "The Moment of Truth: Eleven Authors Share Stories of Life-Changing Retreats" in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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William Archila

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William Archila speaks with author Mariano Zaro about his early influences and how growing up as an immigrant in the United States has made an impact on his writing. Archila’s new poetry collection, The Gravediggers Archaeology (Red Hen Press, 2015), is featured in Page One of the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Doris Lessing

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"You invent whole sections of something and then later some biographer wants to know which is true and what isn't, and you have to sit and think." In this short video produced in 2013, the late Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing shares anecdotes from her life as a writer. Currently, a search is on to appoint a new biographer for Lessing.

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