Multimedia - Slideshows

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

USB Typewriters

Since 2010, engineer and designer Jack Zylkin has renovated typewriters for the digital age, transforming them into more versatile, practical writing tools. Plugged into a computer, tablet, or smartphone, Zylkin’s USB Typewriters function like...

Literati Bookstore

Beginning in January 2013, Michael Gustafson and Hilary Lowe spent nearly three months renovating a twenty-six-hundred-square-foot storefront in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to prepare for the grand opening of Literati Bookstore. Not everything went...

YesYes Books

In addition to traditional poetry collections and chapbooks, independent press YesYes Books also publishes a number of experimental and multimedia works, many of which incorporate visual art. Since its founding in 2011, the press's innovative...

Unterberg Poetry Center at Seventy-Five

This year the storied Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y in New York City celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary. The first in a series of events to mark the occasion, an exhibition called Love the Words—which includes more than eighty...

Matt Kish's Heart of Darkness

In November Tin House Books will publish artist Matt Kish's illustrated adaptation of Joseph Conrad's inimitable novel Heart of Darkness. Kish, whose first graphic adaptation, Moby-Dick in Pictures, was published by Tin House in 2011, has created...

Poetry of the Wild

For ten years ecological artist and sculptor Ana Flores has been bringing "Poetry of the Wild"—a project that combines poetry, visual art, and nature in an effort to connect people to the land around them—to locations both public and wild. Each...

Al-Mutanabbi Street Inventory Project

In 2010 San Francisco poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil founded the Al-Mutanabbi Street Inventory Project to commemorate the 2007 bombing of Baghdad's famous bookselling thoroughfare, which left thirty people dead and the city's literary center...

The Nantucket Book Festival

For the opener of The Spring 2013 Guide to Inspired Writing Retreats, contributing editor Jeremiah Chamberlin traveled to Nantucket to get a feeling for an exciting new book festival that is growing on a beautiful island known primarily as a summer...

The Revolution: Report From Literary Egypt

For his article "The Revolution: Report From Literary Egypt," contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr, who lives in Madaba-Manja, Jordan, traveled to Cairo twice—first in late August 2012 and again in early October—and spoke with writers, publishers...

Cozy Classics for Young and Old

Brothers Jack and Holman Wang teamed up in 2012 to create Cozy Classics, an infant primer board-book series that adapts classic novels into twelve simple, child-friendly words that appear alongside photographs of handmade figurines. The brothers...

The Architecture of Building Stories

Chris Ware's newest graphic novel, Building Stories, published by Pantheon in October, is actually fourteen discreet books, booklets, magazines, newspapers, and pamphlets, all contained in printed box. More than ten years in the making, the work...

The Dark Room Collective, Then and Now

The Dark Room Collective, a community of black writers founded twenty-five years ago in Boston by poets Thomas Sayers Ellis and Sharan Strange and musician Janice Lowe, regroups this year for the Nothing Personal reunion tour. This slideshow offers...

The Literature of Action

As a companion to "Poetic People Power" by Rebecca Keith, here's a look at classic and contemporary books that investigate social and political themes through poetry and prose. Help us add to this visual library by sending your suggestions to editor...

Middle Eastern Rhythms: Report From Literary Jordan

For his article "Middle Eastern Rhythms: Report From Literary Jordan," contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr., who lives in Madaba-Manja, Jordan, spoke with a number of authors and editors in the capital city of Amman during the aftermath of the...

The Library as Incubator Project

A collection of art, writing, performances, and workshops that have taken place in or been inspired by libraries, as featured in the Library as Incubator Project, a website that connects writers, artists, and libraries from all over the world.

Ampersands in the World

The ampersand has survived from ancient origins to the present day, where its usage is ubiquitous, and stylistically varied. In this slideshow, we train our lenses on the logogram's incarnations in everyday life. You can help add to our exhibit by...

Moby-Dick in Pictures by Matt Kish

In the graphic adaptation Moby-Dick in Pictures, released by Tin House Books in October, artist Matt Kish presents an illustration for every page of the 552-page classic. These eleven images are from Chapter XXXII: Cetology, in which Herman Melville...

Portraits From MFA Nation

On a hot, sunny day in early July, more than two dozen MFA students and graduates answered our open call to gather in New York City's Central Park for the photo shoot that resulted in the cover of our September/October 2011 issue. After the shoot,...

Book Paintings by Mike Stilkey

For the past several years, artist Mike Stilkey has repurposed old books as a medium for his portraits of people and animals. Here are a dozen of his works, some of which will be on display in the exhibition Face to Face: The Changing Face of...

Jefferson Rabb's Artful Author Websites

Jefferson Rabb, one of the most highly sought after web designers in the publishing world, recently sat down with contributor Joshua Bodwell to discuss his craft and the evolving world of book-related websites.

DIY: How to Make a Pocket-Size Book

As a companion to Indie Innovators, a special section on groundbreaking presses and magazines, the following slideshow offers instructions on formatting your book in Microsoft Word. Don't miss our video demonstration of how to make a pocket-size...

DIY: How to Coptic Bind a Chapbook

A companion to Indie Innovators, a special section on groundbreaking presses and magazines. Don't miss our video demonstration of how to Coptic bind a chapbook.

The Broken Bridge: Report From Literary North Korea

Contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. recently traveled to areas of China and South Korea with hopes of entering North Korea and meeting writers living in a country where all art is political. While he never set foot on North Korean soil, he was...

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