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Sep 30, 2022

Host Maggie Lam engages poet Paul Tran in a discussion about the intentionalities behind writing about trauma, their process of self-inquiry as poetic investigation, and what freedom / survival means to them. Paul shares stories from their roots in spoken word poetry, anecdotes of being in community with queer poets of...


Jul 22, 2022

Host Samantha Rahmani speaks with author Mitali Perkins about her book Steeped in Stories: Timeless Children’s Novels to Refresh Our Tired Souls, a study of classic children’s literature. Perkins discusses her journey as a children’s author, the need for multistoried experiences for children, the navigation...


Jun 17, 2022

Host Lee Takemoto speaks with author Victoria Patterson about her story collection, Drift, the sinister side of growing up in Newport Beach, teaching, journaling, activism, and the green flash that sometimes occurs at sunset. 

 

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May 27, 2022

Host Julie Sugar speaks with translator and poet Dan Bellm about his translation of Balam Rodrigo’s Central American Book of the Dead, forthcoming from FlowerSong Press this summer 2022. Bellm discusses teaching the Art of Translation course at Antioch, his work as an interpreter, and experiences as a poet and...


Apr 15, 2022

Host Kenzy El-Mohandes speaks with author Anna Dorn about her forthcoming novel, Exalted. Dorn discusses her character development process, vulnerability, projection, and her works of poetry. This episode was produced by Samantha Rahmani and mastered by Kenzy...