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.
Tiya Miles reads from
The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits (The New Press 2017).
We talk about researching long term projects, what is missing from historical record, and street names. We also talk about renegades, the underground railroad,maps and work on the river.
Celeste Ng reads from her novel Little Fires Everywhere (Penguin Press 2017).
We talk about creating suspense, Shaker Heights, and shifting perspectives.
Claire Messud reads from her novel The Burning Girl (Norton 2017). We talk about friendship, young narrators, stories within stories and what we can’t know about others.
photo credit: Ulf Andersen