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Arthur Sze

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.

Lisa Taddeo

Summer host Amanda Uhle talks with Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster 2019), about women’s desire and how it’s intertwined with judgement from others, how to build layered and complicated characters as a journalist, and the incredible feat of reporting on the lives of these three American women over the course …

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Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Aisha Sabatini Sloan reads from DREAMING OF RAMADI IN DETROIT (1913 Press 2017). We talk about interconnectedness, vulnerability,  art, Galway Kinnell, and a Detroit ride-along.

Patti F. Smith, Britain Woodman, and Michael Andreoni

Triple the fun on Living Writers with guests Patti F. Smith and Britain Woodman talking about Vanishing Ann Arbor (The History Press 2019) and Michael Andreoni talking about his short story collection The Window Is A Mirror (bhc Press 2018). We talk about Ann Arbor’s story, then, and now; putting together a long form history; paths to being a writer; and, …

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Elizabeth Schmuhl

Elizabeth Schmuhl reads from Premonitions (Wayne State University Press 2018). We talk about colors, numbers, poems, dance, the natural world, and “pantsuit power.” https://umich.box.com/shared/static/v7v59zfvm1c1eljht8jdnocyqwi9cm3x.mp3   Download Audio  

Luke Shaefer

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Luke Shaefer, co-author with Kathryn Edin of $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.  They talk about how poverty in the U.S. has deepened and expanded in the last 25 years and about the role of public policy in those changes. They also talk about eye-opening data and the …

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Keith Taylor

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with poet & Pal of the Podcast Keith Taylor about his latest collection Ecstatic Destinations (Alice Greene & Co 2018).  They talk about Canada, park benches and the joy of neighborhood walks.   https://umich.box.com/shared/static/tjh2ru8kpzvky99p9uh45r4y0c2lcgjw.mp3 Download Audio  

Julia Turshen

Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Julia Turshen about Feed the Resistance: Recipes and Ideas for Getting Involved (Chronicle Books 2017); they talk about about writing about food and eating, the important role of food in today’s resistance movement–and diversity and inclusion in the food industry. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/mpsfzr71c242msjgkt2ejfdftxkbpelg.mp3 Download Audio photo credit: still from Now and Again …

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Jim Shepard

Jim Shepard reads from his story collection The World To Come (Vintage 2018).  We talk about natural disasters, humanity, keeping in contact with the notion of play, last lines and beagles. https://umich.box.com/shared/static/dtmbbuhksupwi5c1fc670u8wi0dxeyg0.wav Download Audio  

David Sedaris

David Sedaris  came to town with his  essay collection When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Little, Brown 2008).  In this conversation, we talk about the wonders of the public library, Tobias Wolff and Matt Damon, and fact checking. We also talk about balancing humor, unstable fables and little known ant facts. *archives: taped June 9, 2008 *photo credit: …

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