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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

Nightingale by Paisley Rekdal

Paisley Rekdal reads two poems from her sixth poetry collection, Nightingale, out in May from Copper Canyon Press. Rekdal is the subject of a profile, “Shadow Narratives” by Renée H. Shea, in the May/June 2019 issue.

Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky

Ilya Kaminsky reads three poems from his new collection, Deaf Republic, published in March by Graywolf Press. pro_greenwell.jpg Read “Still Dancing: An Interview With Ilya Kaminsky” by Garth Greenwell in the March/...

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli reads a section from her new novel, Lost Children Archive, published in February by Knopf. Audio excerpted courtesy Penguin Random House Audio from Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, read by the author, Kivlighan de...

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Marlon James reads from the first novel in his Dark Star Trilogy, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, published in February by Riverhead Books. pro_jones.jpg Read “Shape-Shifter: A Profile of Marlon James” by Kima Jones in the...

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...

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.

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...