Category Archives: 2012

Megan Levad

Megan Levad reads poems from You Are Where You Live and from Another & Another: an anthology from The Grind Daily Writing Series published by Bull City Press. We talk about composing a libretto for an opera, the Vermont Studio Center, writing a poem every day–and sending poems out into the world.

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Oni Buchanan and Jon Woodward

Oni Buchanan and Jon Woodward discuss their books of poems. We have Oni Buchanan’s “Must A Violence” (University of Iowa Press, 2012) and “What Animal” (University of Georgia Press, 2003) and Jon Woodward’s “Uncanny Valley” (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012) on the table. We talk about their collaboration with electroacoustic composer John Gibson “Uncanny Valley,” and we also hear pieces from Oni’s three solo piano cds.

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Jennifer Holm

Jennifer Holm reads from her sequel The Trouble with May Amelia (2011) published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster. We take a look at her book series with her brother Matthew Holm, the wonderful Babymouse: Mad Scientist” and “Squish: Super Amoeba published by Random House. We also talk about how drawing from the spring of family history has influenced her work and about how she grew up as a voracious reader.

 

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Bruce Duffy

Bruce Duffy reads from Disaster Was My God: A novel of the outlaw life of Arthur Rimbaud (2011) published by Doubleday. We talk about nonfiction novels–what is real, imagined–and the mystery of the boundaries that imagination crosses. We also hear stories about travels in Ethiopia, retracing Rimbaud’s steps.

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Christopher Hebert

Christopher Hebert reads from his debut novel The Boiling Season published by HarperCollins.  We talk about imagining one’s own politically volatile Caribbean island nation, being an Editor-at-Large for the University of Michigan Press, and teaching in Tennessee.  And we talk about why Charles Baxter says he “asks all the right questions.”