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Poetry from Laure-Anne Bosselaar

Here is Laure-Anne Bosselaar, who was originally scheduled at this year’s conference, reading her poem “Chanel #5.” Born in 1943, Laure-Anne Bosselaar grew up in Belgium and moved to the United States in 1987. She is the author of These Many Rooms (Four Way Books, 2019), A New Hunger (Ausable Press, 2007), Small Gods of Grief … Continued

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Hanif Abdurraqib on the Power of Storytelling

Poets have always been a part of the Oxford Conference for the Book, especially this year, since the first day of the conference would have coincided with the first day of National Poetry Month. Here we have Hanif Abdurraqib reading one of his poems, along with an interview in Cultured magazine from January. Abdurraqib was … Continued

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Inside Tommy Tomlinson’s Obesity Memoir

Continuing our virtual Oxford Conference for the Book today is Tommy Tomlinson, who was originally scheduled to read from his memoir “The Elephant in the Room” on Friday, April 3. Instead, you can read about his struggles with his weight and what made him reassess his life in this Rolling Stone article from January 2019. … Continued

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