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

Dylan Hicks's "West Texas Winds"

Songwriter and musician Dylan Hicks, whose debut novel, Boarded Windows, was published in May by Coffee House Press, recorded an album as a companion piece to the book. Dylan Hicks Sings Bolling Greene, featuring "West Texas Winds," is named after...

Reply All by Robin Hemley

Robin Hemley, author of seven books and director of the University of Iowa's nonfiction writing program, discusses his third short story collection, Reply All, published by Indiana University Press in April, with the press's Laura Baich.

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) 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...