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...
Host Ken Jones talks with Dan Armstrong, author of the new novel Blake
College from Mud City Press.
Dan’s work includes the novels Chain of Souls, Prairie Fire, Puddle of
Love, Taming the Dragon, Cornelia: The First Woman of Rome, and The Eyes of
Archimedes, a trilogy abou...
The Book of Lost Saints is an evocative multigenerational Cuban-American
family story of revolution, loss, and family bonds from New York
Times-bestselling author Daniel José Older.
Marisol vanished during the Cuban Revolution, disappearing with hardly a
trace. Now, sha...
“On its surface, Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers is an
examination of toxic masculinity through the lens of a queer, indigenous
Southwesterner, a book in which alcoholism, violence, and sex under cover of
night are both ruefully and sensually described. But e...
Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically
respected, and popular writers of her generation. In her first short story
collection, she combines her power of observation and her inimitable voice to
mine the fraught and complex experience of l...
Host Ken Jones talks with Melissa Matthewson, author of the new book Tracing
the Desire Line: A Memoir in Essays from Split Lip Press.
Melissa is the author of a collaborative chapbook, (un)learning, with Andrea
Beltran from Artifact Press. And her essays have appeared in G...
Host Ken Jones talks with Leland Cheuk, author of the new novel No Good Very
Bad Asian, from C&R Press.
No Good Very Bad Asian is Leland’s third work of fiction, following his
novel The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong, and a collection of short stories,
Letters from Dinosa...
The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping,
impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation
of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back
to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel ...