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Watch videos; listen to audio clips, including readings by authors featured in Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin; and view slideshows related to articles and features published in Poets & Writers Magazine

The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro

Julia Fierro reads from her novel, The Gypsy Moth Summer, published in June by St. Martin’s Press. Prologue Before that summer of ’92, when the gypsy moths swarmed Avalon Island and Leslie Day Marshall, golden-headed prodigal daughter, returned with...

Lessons on Expulsion by Erika L. Sánchez

Erika L. Sánchez reads two poems from her debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, published in July by Graywolf Press. Forty-Three The moment before death the air—inexplicably—tastes of wet horse. The chest expands and somethingunspools like...

Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith reads two poems from her new collection, Incendiary Art, published in February by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press. Incendiary Art: The Body I’ve nightmared your writhe, glumfists punching their way out of yourown body...

Abandon Me by Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos reads from her new essay collection, Abandon Me, published on February 28 by Bloomsbury. Call My Name When I was seven, my sea captain father at sea, my mother a strobing lighthouse of missing, I stood alone in my bedroom, renaming...

Tula by Chris Santiago

Chris Santiago reads five poems from his debut collection, Tula, published in December by Milkweed Editions. Audiometry Because my son thinks I am a citadel—soundproof. A repository.  Because horsing around at bedtime he piercedmy cochlea with a...

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Brit Bennett reads from her first novel, The Mothers, published in October by Riverhead Books.   from The Mothers In the darkness of the club, you could be alone with your grief. Her father had flung himself into Upper Room. He went to both services...

Am I Alone Here? by Peter Orner

Peter Orner reads “Upper Moose Lake, 1990,” from his new essay collection, Am I Alone Here?, published in November by Catapult.   Upper Moose Lake, 1990 I’m twenty-two, I’m drunk, I’m in a canoe. The Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota: Midwestern...

The Needle’s Eye by Fanny Howe

Fanny Howe reads from her latest essay collection, The Needle’s Eye: Passing Through Youth, published in November by Graywolf Press. Embryonic Once upon a time in Uzbekistan there was a boy named Faroukh who had the soul of a poet. His mother had...

Blackacre by Monica Youn

Monica Youn reads three poems from her new collection, Blackacre, published in September by Graywolf Press. GOLDACRE We have seen claims that Twinkies . . . aren’t baked, the sponge cake instead being “a pure Chemical reaction” involving something...

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