Guest host Amanda Uhle speaks with Adrienne Brodeur, author of
Wild Game (HMH, 2019) about keeping our parents’ secrets, the art of memoir writing, and gourmet meals by the sea. Brodeur co-founded the fiction magazine Zoetrope: All-Story with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, was an editor at Harcourt, and currently serves as Executive Director of Aspen Words, a literary arts program of the Aspen Institute.
photo credit: Julia Cumes Photography
Arthur Sze reads from Sight Lines, (Copper Canyon Press 2019) the 2019 National Book Award winner for poetry.
We talk about poems in a series, the natural world, and language systems.
Jonathan Safran Foer talks about
We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019) .
We talk about climate change mattering in our daily lives, about the power of choices, and about burgers, and lions.
Freelance journalist/filmmaker and 2019 Wallenberg Medalist
Safa Al Ahmad talks about her documentaries, including and Saudi’s Secret Uprising (2014) Targeting Yemen (2019).
We talk about activism, the power of reporting, access, and editing.
We also talk about moral responsibility to the person and the story.
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Artist and teacher
talks about his latest multimedia project
We talk about creating large scale public murals, activism, and community.
We also talk about metaphor and stories and empathy.
Jeannie Gaffigan reads from When Life Gives You Pears (Grand Central Publishing 2019).
We talk about memoir, comedy writing and The Imagine Society. We also talk about family, faith, and healing.
Ryan Walsh reads from his book of poems
Reckonings (Baobab 2019). We talk about a poem’s responsibility, connecting across time, and a spelter zinc plant.
Markus Zusak reads from
Bridge of Clay (Knopf 2018). We talk about the lives of boys, long projects, structure and redemption.
CM Burroughs reads poems from
The Vital System (Tupelo Press 2012). We talk about a sister, a red bird, experimental forms, and choosing art. We also get a preview of poems from Master Suffering out in 2020 with Tupelo Press.