Bob Hicok reads from Hold (Copper Canyon Press 2018). We talk about the making of a poem and removing stops between things, like our minds do. We also talk about violence and stories and feeling invincible while writing.
Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Daniel Gumbiner, managing editor of The Believer and author of The Boatbuilder (McSweeney’s 2018), long-listed for the National Book Award for Fiction. They talk about coming of age stories, the letters of E.B. White, the importance of working with your hands, boats, and forgiveness.
From the Archives: Donald Hall reads two poems that he wrote while teaching here at Michigan. We also talk about poetry as a vocation, Eagle Pond farm, a life inside and outside academia, the art of revision, baseball, Edgar Allan Poe, and writing with hope.
photo credit: Linda Kunhardt/Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
December 1, 2009: “Day With(out) Art” – A reading by poet Donald Hall to commemorate World AIDS Day at University of Michigan Museum of Art
In May of this year Lorna Goodison became the Poet Laureate of Jamaica.
In a conversation from December 2014, we talk about how place has influenced her poems – from sunshine and salt to Michigan’s own snowy streets. We talk about Lorna coming to Michigan, her time and friends here and beyond. We also talk about songs and joy and what is coming next.
photo credit: Carcanet Press
Hilary Gustafson of Literati Bookstore talks about her picks for great summer reading by the lake shore or here in town, as well as the latest happenings at the shop. Also, as we say hallo to summer, I’d like to welcome Amanda Uhle as guest host for Living Writers with Frank Uhle engineering. Stay tuned for summer fun and brilliance.
To visit Literati’s website, click here!