Yusef Komunyakaa reads "The Great Migration" at New York City's Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with the exhibition, "One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North." Komunyakaa's new poetry collection, The Emperor of Water Clocks (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
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"If you think the human mind is a wonderful thing, there is an infinite interest in cultivating it." Marilynne Robinson speaks with Bill Moyers about her novel Lila (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), and her thoughts on faith, democracy, and creativity. Robinson discusses her new book of essays, The Givenness of Things (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"When he dreams, he's always fourteen. He's always back in Mexico." John Irving describes the two parts of his new novel, Avenue of Mysteries (Simon & Schuster, 2015), which is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"I find that I'm looking for violence in the poems that I read." For the P.O.P. Series, Camille Rankine reads her poem "Little Children, My Apologies" and speaks about the types of poems she admires. Rankine's debut poetry collection, Incorrect Merciful Impulses (Copper Canyon Press, 2015), is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"Who doesn't still dream of a world other than this one." Garth Risk Hallberg's debut novel, City on Fire (Knopf, 2015), is featured in Page One in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
The book trailer for Lincoln Michel's debut short story collection, Upright Beasts (Coffee House Press, 2015), presents humorously offbeat testimonials of the author's prowess as a "short story social media guru and a flash fiction consultant czar."
"Sometimes it's important for us to journal, or to create, or give voice to the things that we're even afraid to think about." Sandra Cisneros, whose new memoir, A House of My Own: Stories From My Life, was published this week by Knopf, talks about the transformative power of creative expression.
Barry Lopez, author of the story collection Outside (Trinity University Press, 2014) discusses the ideas and social issues in his essays and stories with Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities, for the Think & Drink series. Lopez will be delivering the keynote on October 17 at Poets & Writers Live in Portland, Oregon.