Category Archives: A-C

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 to Aimee Bender’s novel An Invisible Sign of My Own.

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Aimee Bender’s Playlist includes: Night Shift (Commodores), Decatur (Sufjan Stevens), In the Bleak Mid-Winter (Jane Siberry), Alejandro (Lady Gaga), You Said Something (PJ Harvey), and This is the Day (The The).

 

 

Anna Clark

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Anna Clark about The Poisoned City (Metropolitan Books 2018), an acclaimed, thorough account of the causes, crisis, and aftermath of the Flint, Michigan water disaster. They talk about tragedy, courage, resilience, and the way forward.

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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