Mabel O. Wilson reads from Begin With the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Smithsonian Books 2016).
We’ll talk about design, dissertation to book, museums, making, Virginia, and Who Builds Your Architecture?
Richard Russo reads from Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life (Knopf 2018). We talk about looking backwards to make sense of things, creativity and mental illness, voice and honesty, Springsteen, and destiny.
*taped on June 6th, 2018, anniversary of D-Day
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: Ingrid Christie
George Bornstein discusses a new facsimile edition of W.B. Yeat’s classic poetry collection, The Wild Swans at Coole, published by Scribner. We talk about George Bornstein’s introductions to the facsimile editions, this book and The Winding Stair and other Poems (1933). We also talk about passion, a life of poems, the Nobel Prize and Ireland.
Martin Espada reads poems from The Trouble Ball (Norton 2011) and The Republic of Poetry (2006) and talks about his collection of essays The Lover of a Subversive Is Also a Subversive (The University of Michigan Press: Poets on Poetry Series 2010). We talk about practical poetry and a sense of urgency.
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textsound: an online audio publication: two of the founding editors, Anna Vitale and Laura Wetherington, join T in the studio. We talk about textsound’s mission and vision–and the experimental idea. We also talk about the online arts community, the Scandanavian connection and the art of arranging sound in journal form.