Suzanne LaGrande interviews filmmaker, community activist and writer Lani Jo
Leigh about her recently published memoir, Unfit: The Tale of One Pregnant
Teen in the Bible Belt Before Women Had Choice. In the interview Lani Jo
talks about what it was like to be get pregnant a...
“Garth Greenwell, whose first book is a masterpiece, amazingly has written
a second book that is also a masterpiece. The great enterprise that Joyce and
Lawrence began—to write with utter literal candor about sex, grounding
one’s moral life and philosophical insight in w...
“In the Dream House…confronts the issues of credibility, self-doubt, and
disbelief that all too frequently arise when survivors of domestic abuse
speak out. But the work also stands as an intervention explicitly aimed at
the silences, erasures, and lacunae of the culture...
On today’s show, our guest is Ramiza Shamoun Koya, author of the new novel
The Royal Abduls, from Portland’s Forest Avenue Press, in conversation with
Joanna Rose, Portland-based writer and teacher, and author of the
award-winning novel Little Miss Strange.
Host Ken Jones talks with Don Merrill, author of the book Pledge: The Public
Radio Fund Drive. Don’s a career journalist, writer, and broadcaster.
He’s been a producer and reporter for civilian and Armed Forces
Broadcasting, worked for the Cincinnati Enquirer, and was a pub...
“In The Magical Language of Others, E.J. Koh writes of the boundary
between anonymity and naming, between absence and abandonment, between
cruelty and safety for four generations of mothers and daughters, each
speaking with an occupied heart and crossing narrative border...
In Until the Lions, Karthika Naïr retells the Mahabharata through the
embodied voices of women and marginal characters, so often conquered and
destroyed throughout history. She captures the richness and complexity of the
Mahabharata, while illuminating lives buried benea...
Host Ken Jones talks with Kimberly King Parsons, author of the story
collection Black Light from Vintage Books.
Kim’s fiction has been published in The Paris Review, Best Small Fictions
2017, Black Warrior Review, No Tokens, Kenyon Review, and other journals. And
her book ...
CA Conrad, author of nine books of poetry and essays, including the Lamba
Literary Award-Winning "While Standing in Line for Death," is one of the
foremost practitioners of what they call "(Soma)tic Poetry Rituals." Conrad
joins David Naimon today to discuss their curre...