In Episode 53, we talk to Tim Hernandez about teaching at the University of Texas El Paso in the only bilingual creative writing program in the United States. We also chat about investigative poetics, finding the right shape for a story, and the importance of crossing genres, borders, and other boundaries.
In Episode 47, we talk to Ulrich Baer about free speech, podcasts as opportunities for sustained conversations, and the role of poetry and fiction as witnesses to human suffering and resilience.
In Episode 38, we chat with Rebecca George about the nuts and bolts of owning and running an independent bookstore, particularly during 2020.
In Episode 36, we talk to Anwar Uhuru about using literature to start conversations about racial justice, reprioritizing the mental health of faculty and students, and grappling with the construction of gender roles and categories.
In Episode 29, we talk to Amy Meyerson and Natalie Hallak about Amy’s newest novel, The Imperfects. Along the way, we chat about writing research-based fiction, the collaborative nature of publishing, balancing writing and reading with other responsibilities, and using the F-word.