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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. 

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...

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...

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.

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...

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