2013

Farnoosh Fathi

From the archive: 2013 Farnoosh Fathi reads from Great Gus (Canarium Books 2013). We talk about Brazil, translation, Emily Dickinson, art and interviewing. Download Audio Original airdate: March 13, 2013 Photo credit: Alan Bernheimer

A. Van Jordan

From the archive: 2013 A. Van Jordan reads poems from The Cineaste (W. W. Norton & Company 2014).  We talk about the love of film, family, and organists.  We talk about disappearing and emerging in stories.  We also have a drum roll! https://umich.box.com/shared/static/3foponvwadxgr4vpvezn8xkn7x8yqrcy.mp3 Download Audio Original airdate: May 15, 2013

Nikki Giovanni

From the archives: Nikki Giovanni reads from Chasing Utopia (William Morrow/HarperCollins 2013). We talk about passion and poems, speaking out and spoken word, mothers, grandmothers, watching, and wine.  Stay busy! https://umich.box.com/shared/static/2m47dyisko1ptudxrx8rlhcjesl8o9nb.mp3 Download Audio Conversation recorded on December 11, 2013 photo credit: Nikki Giovanni

Karen Russell

Karen Russell reads from her collection of short stories Vampires in the Lemon Grove published by Alfred A. Knopf. We talk about the imagination and the making of short stories or a novel. We also talk about Florida and “Swamplandia!” and the weather (of all things!). https://umich.box.com/shared/static/5nduur8ss0m2bl4gzsiu2dc0uq69y2ag.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!

Christine Montross

Christine Montross reads from her book Falling Into the Fire: A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis published by Penguin Press. We talk about ambiguity, doubt, and the inherent discomfort doctors have with helplessness. We also talk about the writing of a memoir as a way to more deeply understand the stories we are living …

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Edward Hirsch

Edward Hirsch reads from The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (2010) published by Borzoi Book/Knopf. We talk about insomnia, messages in a bottle, and how poetry saves something from vanishing. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/ex8rintee2z9lfiajvi8jqk0jas7zhkz.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!

Laurence Goldstein

Poet Laurence Goldstein discusses the life and poems of Robert Hayden as we look forward to the Robert Hayden Centennial Conference (November 2013) featuring keynote address by Harryette Mullen. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/163vla2g0ocjzdiau0rsgze692pocjw2.wav Download Audio  

Christopher Castellani

Christopher Castellani reads from his novel All This Talk of Love published by Algonquin Books. We talk about family narratives, a trip to Italy and Grub Street. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/2prjh7zhdmj5sgjxg4owzqs3vh2zpb5j.wav Download Audio For more about the author, click here!

Dale Peck

Dale Peck reads from The Garden of Lost and Found (2012) published by Mischief & Mayhem. We talk about novels, memoir, criticism, activism, young adult books, pie, and a writer’s manifesto. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/rtz8n1fkynb3iopaiqr4alc251sgolk6.wav Download Audio