Category Archives: 2018

Tiya Miles

Tiya Miles reads from The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits (The New Press 2017).

We talk about researching long term projects, what is missing from historical record,  and street names.  We also talk about renegades, the underground railroad,maps and work on the river.

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Chloe Benjamin

Chloe Benjamin reads from her second novel The Immortalists (Putnam 2018). We talk about not knowing, mystery, immersive atmosphere and magic.
In the second half of the program, we hear two poems from Raymond McDaniel’s new collection The Cataracts and the audio from Situation 7 by Claudia Rankine and John Lucas.


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Chloe Benjamin with Michele and Rev Andrew in the station lobby


Jennifer Traig

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Jennifer Traig, author of Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood, Well Enough Alone: A Cultural History of My Hypochondria, editor of The Autobiographer’s Handbook and many other titles. Her upcoming book is a cultural history of parenting, due out in 2019. A memoirist, humorist, editor, and a self-possessed craft addict with a PhD in literature, Jennifer joins Amanda to talk about writing about oneself, parenting, feminism, food, mental illness, religion, the 80s, and beyond.

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