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Monument by Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey reads two poems, originally published in Native Guard (Houghton Mifflin, 2007) and included in her new book, Monument: Poems New and Selected, published in November by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean reads an excerpt from her new book, The Library Book, published by Simon & Schuster in October.  Read the cover profile of Orlean, “Talking to Strangers” by Kate Tuttle, in the November/December 2018 issue of Poets & Writers...

Sons of Achilles by Nabila Lovelace

Nabila Lovelace reads a poem from her new collection, Sons of Achilles, published by YesYes Books in June. For Songs & Contests “Let him bow down to me! I am the greater king,/ …the greater man.”–The Iliad This is howI shed the house: one boy’s...

Days of Awe by A. M. Homes

A. M. Homes reads an excerpt of a story from her new collection, Days of Awe, published by Viking in June. Copyright © 2018 by A. M. Homes. Used by permission of Viking. All rights reserved.

Atmospheric Embroidery by Meena Alexander

Meena Alexander reads three poems from her new collection, Atmospheric Embroidery, published by Northwestern University Press in June. Net Work She cut off all her hair,Scampered down a staircase, skinned her knees.Years later she pinched herself...

The Dream of Reason by Jenny George

Jenny George reads two poems from her debut collection, The Dream of Reason, published by Copper Canyon Press in April.  Threshold Gods I saw a bat in a dream and then later that weekI saw a real bat, crawling on its elbowsacross the porch like a...

Eye Level by Jenny Xie

Jenny Xie reads the poem “Invisible Relations” from her debut collection, Eye Level, published by Graywolf Press in April.  Invisible Relations  There are no simple stories, because language forces distances. The daysgummy and without drink. And a...

Of Silence and Song by Dan Beachy-Quick

Dan Beachy-Quick reads three sections from his new essay collection, Of Silence and Song, published in December by Milkweed Editions.   1. On our walk my youngest daughter asked me, “What are the songs you don’t know.” “That’s a hard question,” I...

Peach by Emma Glass

Emma Glass reads an excerpt from her debut novel, Peach, forthcoming from Bloomsbury in January.   Hospitality Bloodletting. Let in blood. I’d give you mine but I’ve lost a lot too. I think back to Mr Custard’s class on blood components, I try to...

Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Mira T. Lee reads three sections from her debut novel, Everything Here Is Beautiful, forthcoming from Pamela Dorman Books in January.   Miranda Lucia said she was going to marry a one-armed Russian Jew. It came as a shock, this news, as I had met...

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