25 episodes

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

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    • Arts
    • 4.4 • 543 Ratings

Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations.

    Michelle Huneven: ‘Search’

    Michelle Huneven: ‘Search’

    Los Angeles-based author Michelle Huneven joins Evan Kleiman to discuss her latest book, “ Search .” In this engaging and funny literary fiction novel, main character Dana Potowski writes a memoir that describes the steps of her Unitarian Universalist Church congregation’s year-long search for its new minister and the challenges they encounter.

    • 28 min
    Natalia Molina: ‘A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community’

    Natalia Molina: ‘A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community’

    Natalia Molina tells the story of Nayarit, her grandmother’s Mexican restaurant, a space that became a cherished hub for immigrants and the LGBTQ community in Echo Park.

    • 28 min
    Emily Skillings and John Yau: John Ashbery’s “Parallel Movement of the Hands: Five Unfinished Longer Works” (Re-air)

    Emily Skillings and John Yau: John Ashbery’s “Parallel Movement of the Hands: Five Unfinished Longer Works” (Re-air)

    Editor/poet Emily Skillings and poet/critic John Yau speak about an iconic poet of the 21st century, John Ashbery, and his posthumous book, “Parallel Movement of the Hands: Five Unfinished Longer Works.”

    • 28 min
    Rita Dove: “Playlist for the Apocalypse” (Re-air)

    Rita Dove: “Playlist for the Apocalypse” (Re-air)

    Rita Dove’s new book of poetry, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” goes in many different historical and personal directions.

    • 28 min
    Robert Jones, Jr.: “The Prophets” (Re-air)

    Robert Jones, Jr.: “The Prophets” (Re-air)

    The debut novel of Robert Jones, Jr., “The Prophets,” is lyrical prose about the dimensionality and interiority of people.

    • 28 min
    Paul Tran’s wildly impressive debut poetry book, ‘All the Flowers Kneeling’

    Paul Tran’s wildly impressive debut poetry book, ‘All the Flowers Kneeling’

    Paul Tran says that poetry can live on a page. This show discusses the abundant life in their debut poetry book, “All the Flowers Kneeling.” Tran joins guest host Shawn Sullivan to explore the book’s four sections as well as its notes.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
543 Ratings

543 Ratings

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