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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 Third Son by Julie Wu

Julie Wu reads from her debut novel, The Third Son, published in April by Algonquin Books. 1. My journey began when the Americans bombed us, in 1943, because it was during the bombings that I met the girl. I was eight years old. In the weeks before...

Snapper by Brian Kimberling

Brian Kimberling reads from his debut novel, Snapper, published in April by Pantheon.Some Old Horses I got my job by accident. A sycamore tree landed on the roof of my predecessor’s 4 x 4 during a thunderstorm. He spent six months in a neck brace. “...

The Exchange by Sophie Cabot Black

Sophie Cabot Black reads three poems from her third poetry collection, The Exchange, published in May by Graywolf Press.       Afterlife     I could only close my eyes on the blueShirtsleeve of leaving and understandI was to make my own sentence. No...

Wreck Me by Sally Ball

Sally Ball reads from her second poetry collection, Wreck Me, published in April by Barrow Street Press.   No Threat, Nuthatch   Tiny presence in the pines,hold still. Upside down—right side up—flock of nervesand fretful hunger. Hold still. Your...

Smile at Strangers by Susan Schorn

Susan Schorn reads from her debut memoir, Smile at Strangers: And Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly, published in May by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.    Fall down seven times, get up eight. I'm pondering this phrase, a traditional Japanese...

This Close by Jessica Francis Kane

Jessica Francis Kane reads from her short story collection, This Close, published in March by Graywolf Press.Lucky BoySomething about New York City makes a lot of people understand you should try to look your best. Tourists, for example, often wear...

Superstar by Susan Steinberg

Fiction writer Susan Steinberg reads from "Superstar," the opening story from her collection Spectacle, published in January 2013 by Graywolf Press. SuperstarI once hung out with this shit group of kids and they were just such shit.This to say I...

Ben Arthur's "Bone and Heart"

Singer-songwriter and novelist Ben Arthur, who recently finished the European leg of his tour for If You Look for My Heart, an interrelated concept album and novel, wrote and recorded a song inspired by Frank Bures's article "The Secret Lives of...

St. Protagonist by Lisa Russ Spaar

Poet Lisa Russ Spaar reads "St. Protagonist," the opening poem from her collection Vanitas, Rough, published in December by Persea Books.  St. Protagonist  It's bedtime. Tell me a storyas the leaves fly again, even as we love them& cannot see...

Odessa by Patricia Kirkpatrick

Poet Patricia Kirkpatrick reads three poems from her collection, Odessa, published in December 2012 by Milkweed Editions. Near Odessa Near the end of summer. Wheatfield with lark. With swift, longspur, and sparrow. I see the birds opening tails and...

The Foundling Wheel by Blas Falconer

Poet Blas Falconer reads the title poem from his second collection, The Foundling Wheel, released in October by Four Way Books. To hear more, check out Falconer reading "The Annunciation" and "To press the air, to bless the silhouette." The...

The Annunciation by Blas Falconer

Poet Blas Falconer reads "The Annunciation" from his second collection, The Foundling Wheel, released in October by Four Way Books. To hear more, check out Falconer reading "To press the air, to bless the silhouette" and the title poem, "The...

Bridge by Matthew Dickman

Poet Matthew Dickman reads "Bridge" from his latest collection, Mayakovsky's Revolver, published in October by Norton.  Bridge Before ever getting to the bridge, at the cornernear the park, two young girlswalk by eating burgers, a mouthfulfalls from...

Akhmatova by Matthew Dickman

Poet Matthew Dickman reads "Akhmatova" from his latest collection, Mayakovsky's Revolver, published in October by Norton.  AkhmatovaThat’s right! Now I remember. I was on the beachlooking at Haystack Rock,putting my finger into the mouths of sea...

In Heaven by Matthew Dickman

Poet Matthew Dickman reads "In Heaven" from his latest collection, Mayakovsky's Revolver, published in October by Norton. To hear more, check out Dickman reading "Akhmatova" and "Bridge."  In HeavenNo dog chained to a spike in a yard of dyinggrass...

Safe as Houses by Marie-Helene Bertino

Marie-Helene Bertino, the winner of the 2012 Iowa Short Fiction Award, reads from her debut short story collection, Safe as Houses, published October 1 by University of Iowa Press. Free HamGrowing up, I have dreams that my father sets our house on...

If One of Us Should Fall by Nicole Terez Dutton

Poet Nicole Terez Dutton reads from her debut collection, If One of Us Should Fall (August 2012, University of Pittsburgh Press), during the Solstice MFA Program Summer Reading Series at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. 

Four New Messages by Joshua Cohen

Joshua Cohen reads from the first section of his latest short story collection, Four New Messages, published in August by Graywolf Press. EmissionThis isn’t that classic conceit where you tell a story about someone and it’s really just a story about...

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