Maraniss reads from his twelfth book A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father (Simon & Schuster 2019).
We talk about what it means to be American, the Spanish Civil War, 1952 and now, HUAC, and his father’s typed imperfect S.
We also hear his father’s full statement that he was not allowed to read at the witness table in Room 740 of the Federal Building in Detroit in March 1952.
Michigan’s own Ken Mikolowski talks about 50 Years of The Alternative Press. We talk about free poems + functional art, mission and passion. We also talk history, stories and humor.
Free Poems and Functional Art: 50 Years of The Alternative Press Exhibit in the Audubon Room of Hatcher Graduate Library.
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Neutral Zone presents the NEA Big Read in Ann Arbor, Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric.
This episode with Fernanda Gonzalez, Monét Madoula-Bey, Julianna Morano, John Buckley and Molly Raynor,
Neutral Zone‘s Literary Arts program manager.
We talk about Neutral Zone events connecting to
Citizen and hear new poems by young poets!
We talk about the desert, empowerment, irreverence, and sentries. Jane Miller reads from Who Is Trixie the Trasher? and Other Questions (Copper Canyon Press 2018).
*coming soon: bonus audio feature of Jane Miller reading title poem. pls check back in new year!
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.
reads from Carolyn Nowak Girl Town (Top Shelf Productions 2018).
We talk about art school, empathy, podcasts, and finding your project.
Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Abbey Mei Otis about her stories
Alien Virus Love Disaster (Small Beer Press 2018). Strong and haunting science fiction. What more do you need for your poolside, or mountain top?
Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Fatima Farheen Mirza about her novel
A Place For Us (SJP for Hogarth/Penguin 2018); they talk about family relationships, the challenges of writing a first novel, and how characters can live on after a story is done.
Raymond McDaniel reads from his latest collection The Cataracts (Coffee House Press 2018).
We talk about the ocean, 1981,
, lyrical narrative and being a citizen.
Chico MacMurtrie discusses his robotic project Border Crossers.
We talk about molecular level, not knowing and the moment when machines come to life.