Gina Brandolino reads from her latest essay The Monster Inside: Frankenstein’s Legacy (2018).We talk about horror, the devil, films, monsters, and things you can’t unsee.
Bob Hicok reads from Hold (Copper Canyon Press 2018). We talk about the making of a poem and removing stops between things, like our minds do. We also talk about violence and stories and feeling invincible while writing.
Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Leland de la Durantaye, author of Hannah vs. the Tree (McSweeney’s 2018). A Michigan native, De la Durantaye is currently a professor, critic, and translator based in Los Angeles. They talk about the book’s Michigan setting, the power of families in novels, and much more.
photo credit: Rosalie Atkinson
Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah about Friday Black (Mariner Books 2018). Twelve stories. Dystopian future. Excellent conversation ahead.
*author photo credit: Limitless Imprint Entertainment
Jane Miller reads from Who Is Trixie the Trasher? and Other Questions (Copper Canyon Press 2018). We talk about the desert, empowerment, irreverence, and sentries.
*coming soon: bonus audio feature of Jane Miller reading title poem. pls check back in new year!
Aimee Bender joins Living Writers via phone from California and reads part of her short story “Tiger Mending” from The Color Master (Vintage & Anchor Books 2013).
We talk about creativity + limitation, exhilaration, Virginia Woolf + a room of one’s own, and consequences.
In the last quarter of the episode, T reads the prologue to Aimee Bender’s novel An Invisible Sign of My Own.
Aimee Bender’s Playlist includes: Night Shift (Commodores), Decatur (Sufjan Stevens), In the Bleak Mid-Winter (Jane Siberry), Alejandro (Lady Gaga), You Said Something (PJ Harvey), and This is the Day (The The).