Dan Gerber reads from his book A Primer on Parallel Lives (Copper Canyon Press 2010). We talk about creating your own community of poets from contemporaries and from the past, the art of letter writing, lettering in rodeo, car racing and totem animals.
ColeSwensen reads from Try and The Book of One Hundred Hands published by University of Iowa Press. We talk about her work in translation. We also talk about why Cole calls Paris her writing place and why Iowa and Washington DC are also home.
AbrahamVerghese reads from his novel Cutting for Stone published by Vintage Books. We talk about writing fiction that spans continents and history. We also talk about memoir, his life in medicine, Ethiopia, and the song, Tizita.
ElizabethKostova reads from her second novel The Swan Thieves published by Little, Brown. We talk about research and the imagination–and the past making itself felt on the present. We also talk about Bulgaria, French Impressionism, and obsession