Multimedia - Audio

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

Sabina Murray on Tales of the New World

Author Sabina Murray discusses her second story collection, Tales of the New World, inspired by the explorers and settlers of history and legend who shaped our modern world. The PEN/Faulkner Award winner's book is forthcoming from Black Cat in...

Joan Didion’s Blue Nights

Kimberly Farr reads an excerpt from the memoir Blue Nights (Knopf, 2011) in which Joan Didion writes with stunning frankness about the death of her daughter, Quintana Roo, as well as her own mortality.

"Pretty Convincing" by Tim Dlugos

New York City poet Tim Dlugos published four chapbooks and one full-length collection before his death from AIDS in 1990. A new volume, A Fast Life: The Collected Works of Tim Dlugos, is being released by Nightboat Books this month. In this...

Steve Earle's "The Gulf of Mexico"

In May Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published Steve Earle’s first novel, I’ll Never Get Out of Here Alive. Around the same time New West Records released his album of the same title, a much-anticipated follow-up to the 2009 Grammy Award-winning Townes...

Josh Ritter's "The Curse"

This month Dial Press will publish Josh Ritter's debut novel, Bright’s Passage, and introduce readers to what listeners of Ritter’s songs have been enjoying for some time. As Poets & Writers contributor Benjamin Percy writes, "Ritter’s songs...

James Barbour reads "If" by Rudyard Kipling

In celebration of National Poetry Month, every day we're posting a new poem from the spoken-word album Poetic License, a three-CD set that features one hundred performers of stage and screen reading one hundred poems selected by the actors...

Tyne Daly reads "But I Can't" by W. H. Auden

In celebration of National Poetry Month, every day we're posting a new poem from the spoken-word album Poetic License, a three-CD set that features one hundred performers of stage and screen reading one hundred poems selected by the actors...

Francesca Faridany reads "Myth" by Muriel Rukeyser

In celebration of National Poetry Month, every day we're posting a new poem from the spoken-word album Poetic License, a three-CD set that features one hundred performers of stage and screen reading one hundred poems selected by the actors...

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