Guest host Amanda Uhle talks with Ocean Vuong author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (Penguin Press 2019) about poetry, memory, masculinity, language, newcomers to America, and finding a sense of home and belonging.
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.
Fulla Abdul-Jabbar talks about her work with the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival. We also talk about experimental film art, spoken word, Green Lantern Press, and Exquisite Dogs.
Jane Miller reads from Who Is Trixie the Trasher? and Other Questions (Copper Canyon Press 2018). We talk about the desert, empowerment, irreverence, and sentries.
*coming soon: bonus audio feature of Jane Miller reading title poem. pls check back in new year!
Hannah Ensor reads poems from her debut LOVE DREAM WITH TELEVISION (Noemi Press 2018). We talk about the desert, basketball, book sections, shapes of poems, anxiety + of course love dreams.
Li-Young Lee talks about scarcity, best words, A Love Supreme, and the attempt to understand our collective human mission. The featured book is The Undressing (Norton 2018)
*Please note: there were audio difficulties with our phone connection during the live program; this episode of Living Writers is not the usual length.
Dan Gerber reads from his book A Primer on Parallel Lives (Copper Canyon Press 2010). We talk about creating your own community of poets from contemporaries and from the past, the art of letter writing, lettering in rodeo, car racing and totem animals.