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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

If At First You Don't Succeed...

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore is one of three novelists, profiled by Emily Raboteau in "If At First You Don't Succeed" (March/April 2014), who persevered despite the commercial "failure" of early books. From the profile: In her mid twenties, Miranda...

How Food Writing Fed My Fiction

Join fiction writer, dessert blogger, and baker Aaron Hamburger at Whole Foods Market in New York City as he prepares his delicious limoncello cupcakes and talks about what the art of food writing has taught him about fiction writing. Watch via...

The Bard Behind the Bar

Join contributor Robert Hershon for a pint at McSorley's Old Ale House, where poet and head bartender Geoffrey Bartholomew has sold more than five thousand copies of his self-published collection, The McSorley's Poems, without the aid of a high-...

The Corner Library

Poets & Writers Magazine takes a look inside the Corner Library, a tiny book depository serving the community in Brooklyn, New York's Williamsburg neighborhood.

Behind the Scenes at a Poets & Writers Cover Shoot

Go behind the scenes at the photo shoot with the literary agents featured on the cover of our July/August issue to see how much time and energy goes into capturing the images published in Poets & Writers Magazine. Join the photographer, the art...

Writing Contest Advice

Watch Stephanie G'Schwind, Camille Rankine, Michael Collier, and Beth Harrison offer their advice for poets and writers interested in submitting their work to writing contests. G'Schwind, director of the Center for Literary Publishing; Collier,...

The Future of Family-Friendly Residencies

Watch contributor Thomas Israel Hopkins—along with this wife, novelist Emily Barton, and their son, Tobias—discuss the impetus for writing "The Future of Family-Friendly Residencies." In the article, which appears in the March/April 2011 issue of...

DIY: How to Coptic Bind a Chapbook

As a companion to Indie Innovators, a special section on groundbreaking presses and magazines, we demonstrate how to Coptic bind a chapbook. View the accompanying slideshow for information on formatting your book in Microsoft Word.

Behind the Scenes at a Poets & Writers Photo Shoot

Take a look behind the scenes at the photo shoot with poet and fiction writer Heather Sellers, who is profiled in the November/December 2010 issue on the occasion of her new memoir, You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know (Riverhead Books). Join the...

DIY: How to Make a Pocket-Size Book

As a companion to Indie Innovators, a special section on groundbreaking presses and magazines, we demonstrate how to make a pocket-size book. View the accompanying slideshow for information on formatting your book in Microsoft Word.

Agents & Editors: Jonathan Karp

In the final installment of his long-running series of interviews with publishing professionals, Jofie Ferrari-Adler talked with Jonathan Karp, the publisher and editor in chief of Twelve, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group. Among the many...

Agents & Editors: Georges Borchardt

Jofie Ferrari-Adler is back with another installment of his series of interviews with publishing professionals. For the September/October 2009 issue, he visited legendary agent Georges Borchardt at his New York City office and talked with him about...

Agents & Editors: Jonathan Galassi

As part of his ongoing series of interviews with publishing professionals, Jofie Ferrari-Adler stopped by the office of Jonathan Galassi, the president and publisher of FSG, and asked him what he would change about his job if he could.

You Are Not Alone: Video Postcard From New York City

Scenes from the You Are Not Alone event on May 30: SMITH magazine’s Six-Word Memoirists read from Love and Heartbreak; Matthew Caws of Nada Surf performs the band’s song “Weightless”; and Amy Tan explores the nuances of the e-mail sign-off.

Lit Crawl: Video Postcard From New York City

Scenes from the second-annual Lit Crawl NYC on May 13: Cofounder Todd Zuniga talks about why the event is important; two BOMB-aoke! performers act out an interview between artists Kiki Smith and Chuck Close; author Tao Lin discusses the fine art of...

Poet Valzhyna Mort: An American Debut

Follow our cover subject, Belarusian poet Valzhyna Mort, on her recent trip to New York City. From a Ukranian diner in the East Village to a conference hall in midtown, Mort shares her poetry and talks about the language and people that inspire...

Mondays at Skimmilk: 30 Years of Writers at Work

Mondays at Skimmilk: 30 Years of Writers at Work, a documentary film directed by Ken Browne, is being aired on public television stations across the country during National Poetry Month. The half-hour film tells the story of late New Hampshire poet...