In our season two premiere, we welcome new co-host Sarah Tyson and discuss John Murillo's book 'Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry.' Murillo joins us for an interview on his timely new collection of poetry that puts on display the visceral truth of the lived experiences of Black and Latino communities facing police brutality. We also hear from CU Denver students, who offer a rich and introspective response to the poems that speak to the history of police brutality in our country.
Grigsby Bates, Karen and Anjuli Sastry. “When LA Erupted In Anger: A Look Back At The Rodney King Riots.” NPR. https://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/524744989/when-la-erupted-in-anger-a-look-back-at-the-rodney-king-riots
Nodjimbadem, Katie. “The Long, Painful History of Police Brutality in the U.S.” Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/long-painful-history-police-brutality-in-the-us-180964098/
Mapping Police Violence. https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/
The songs you hear on the show are "Belle et Triste" and “Roza Vertov” by Kariatida: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kariatida