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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Todd Brian Backus, PowerOut Artistic Producer, on His New Play ‘Emily Dickinson: Paranormal Investigator’

A 19-year-old Emily Dickinson, teamed with Edgar Allan Poe, is the last line of defense between the everyday and a world of magic, ghosts, and vampires.

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Billy Collins Shines His Poetic Light at the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

When the former U.S. Poet Laureate read the phrase "frying pan of yourself/into the fire..." a young child in the audience gave a magnificent whoop. It was the perfect sound effect to punctuate the hot metaphor.

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Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker to Host Irish Repertory Theatre Gala Benefit Marking Yeats’ 150th Birthday Anniversary

The one-night-only show will include performances by Gabriel Byrne, Olympia Dukakis, Melissa Errico, Colum McCann, Peter Gallagher, John Slattery ('Mad Men'), and more.

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Interview: Marly Youmans, Author of ‘Glimmerglass: A Novel’, Poet and Teacher, Part 2 of 2

'If I could tell my young self something, I'd say that she should not let anything take away her joy in making things out of words – that whatever tends to take away from that deep play and pleasure should be questioned.'

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Interview: Marly Youmans, Author of ‘Glimmerglass: A Novel,’ Poet and Writing Instructor, Part 1 of 2

'Anything that deepens your life is of use to a writer. Anything that makes you a bigger person on the inside is of use. Anything that helps you understand other people is of use. And anything that causes you to grieve, love, be sheltering, be upset, and feel joy is of use.'

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