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Mark Doty introduces and reads "A Display of Mackerel," from his poetry collection Atlantis (HarperCollins, 1995), on PBS NewsHour in 2011. Read Maya C. Popa's interview with Doty in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine—and listen to a conversation with the poet in the first episode of Ampersand: The Poets & Writers Podcast.
Elegy for a Dead World is a creative-writing video game that explores abandoned worlds inspired by English Romantic poets Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and John Keats. Read more about the game's creation in "Writing an Elegy for a Dead World" by Dana Isokawa in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. The editors discuss the game in the first episode of Ampersand: The Poets & Writers Podcast.
Iowa City's Prairie Lights bookstore hosts a reading with poets Jessica Jacobs, author of Pelvis With Distance (White Pine Press, 2015), and Nickole Brown, author of Fanny Says (BOA Editions, 2015). Brown's poetry collection is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"I don't think I could've happily stayed here in the world if I did not have a way of thinking about it, which is what writing is for me." Toni Morrison speaks about what motivates her to keep writing. Morrison's new novel, God Help the Child (Knopf, 2015), is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.