A curated selection of videos, including book trailers, brief interviews, and other literary curiosities updated daily.

Bob Hicok

"Dead things here / get a fan club / of vultures." Poet Bob Hicok and filmmaker Keri Moller circle back to the living in this installment from Motionpoems.

Sh*t Rough Drafts

What if F. Scott Fitzgerald had gone with the title The Coolest Gatsby? A collection of imagined, misguided early drafts of classic books, screenplays, and contemporary literature, Sh*t Rough Drafts, winner of the 2013 Great Tumblr Book Search, is forthcoming in April from Chronicle Books.

Carl Phillips

Last month Ron Charles interviewed poet Carl Phillips, whose most recent collection, Silverchest, was published by FSG in April 2013, as part of the Hill Center Poetry Series, cosponsored by the Library of Congress and the Washington Post.

Two Dollar Radio

Eric Obenauf and Eliza-Wood Obenauf talk informally about the origin of Two Dollar Radio, the small press they founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 2005. Or was it 2004?

A Dream Within a Dream

"Is all that we see or seem / But a dream within a dream?" Fiona McLaughlin, Lauren Patrick, and Christopher McKenna created this short animation based on Edgard Allan Poe's poem "A Dream Within A Dream."

Hugh Howey

In the latest episode of Self-Publishing Roundtable, Hugh Howey, the author known for his popular series Wool, which he independently published through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing, talks about his new website, authorearnings.com.

Either Or

"Later we are promised snow. / So much for death today and long ago." Adam Tow adapted this poem by the late Maxine Kumin for Motionpoems.

The Making of a Letterpress Broadside

Literary House Press designs and prints their second annual commemorative letterpress broadside, Nance Van Winckel's poem "Because B," for the 2014 AWP Conference in Seattle.

Alejandro Murguia

San Francisco's first Latino poet laureate, whose new collection, Stray Poems, was recently published by City Lights Press, reads at City Lights Bookstore and talks about poetry, language, and the changing landscape in what has been called "the city of poets."

James Patterson

The author appeared on CBS This Morning on Thursday to talk about the first round of grants in his million-dollar pledge to help independent booksellers across the country.