2018

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah about Friday Black (Mariner Books 2018).  Twelve stories.  Dystopian future. Excellent conversation ahead. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/s07n3b6y3hpnzutmjmsptysnu8umozbl.mp3 Download Audio *author photo credit: Limitless Imprint Entertainment

Samantha Irby

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Samantha Irby, author of the bestseller We Are Never Meeting in Real Life and Meaty. Samantha is also creator of the blog Bitches Gotta Eat. Meaty is currently being developed as a comedy series with FX, starring Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson. They will talk about humor, feminism, Michigan, and snacks.   https://umich.box.com/shared/static/678vm3y9fjqivt1cpblbga3bdugbdesd.mp3 Download Audio  

Jane Miller

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. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/wvmpozda9n5ebr2mwudkbjrpe0xr1saz.mp3 Download Audio *coming soon: bonus audio feature of Jane Miller reading title poem. pls check back in new year!

Aimee Bender

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 …

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Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes reads from Stiff (Wayne State University Press 2018).  We talk about short stories, launch points, Detroit, first person, community and zines.   https://umich.box.com/shared/static/o1hg47vqyrtevy5wfvevkdf91m3tazpj.mp3 Download Audio Link to writer’s website  

Philip Metres

Philip Metres reads from The Sound of Listening: Poetry as Refuge and Resistance (University of Michigan Press 2018). We talk about identity, vulnerability, empathy, echoes, and liberating forms.   https://umich.box.com/shared/static/lmrl5lfem0qmyzsw5d5kdr7uajm7escr.mp3 Download Audio  

Carolyn Nowak

Carolyn Nowak reads from Girl Town (Top Shelf Productions 2018). We talk about art school, empathy, podcasts, and finding your project.   https://umich.box.com/shared/static/97py8ykik03yqxjdqipfe8zc0fqa0a0w.mp3 Download Audio  

Phillip Crymble

Phillip Crymble reads from Not Even Laughter (Salmon Poetry 2015). We talk about lyrical places, disability, This Land is Your Land, and autumn.   https://umich.box.com/shared/static/bsd2yknbw9rwloh154sn9ue0yrinkodz.mp3 Download Audio

Lo Dagerman for Stig Dagerman

Lo Dagerman reads from her father Stig Dagerman’s novel now available in translation Wedding Worries (David R. Godine 2018). We talk about vocation, youth, fathers, legacy and coming home to art. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/9ewxs0luu4wu179upgp04bexqw9u0c4i.mp3 Download Audio Stig Dagerman collage by Lo Dagerman, featuring Stig Dagerman at 9 years old with his paternal grandparents and their farmhouse–all inspiration for his novel Wedding …

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Russell Brakefield

Russell Brakefield reads poems from his debut collection Field Recordings (Wayne State University Press 2018). We talk about Alan Lomax, the land, music, growing up in Michigan, and collecting sound and stories.   https://umich.box.com/shared/static/d1wm4ggmf4bi0qnn1t84t67l6f37kdbo.mp3 Download Audio