The first podcast-only episode of the season! Irène Mathieu reads from and discusses her newest manuscript, Grand Marronage, and delves into the lasting impact of historical oppression, the role of geography in this history, and her own experiences with these.
Dr. Irène P. Mathieu (she/her) is an academic pediatrician, writer, and public health researcher who has lived and worked in the United States, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Peru, and elsewhere. Her work is focused on community-engaged and mixed-methods research, medical education, and health equity. Irène is the author of Grand Marronage (Switchback Books, 2019), which was selected as Editor’s Choice for the Gatewood Prize and runner-up for the Cave Canem/Northwestern book prize; orogeny (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017), which won the Bob Kaufman Book Prize; and the galaxy of origins (dancing girl press, 2014). Other honors include Yemassee Journal‘s Poetry Prize, Honorable Mention and Editor’s Choice in the Sandy Crimmins National Poetry contest, and three Pushcart Prize nominations. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Narrative, Boston Review, Southern Humanities Review, Los Angeles Review, Callaloo, Foundry, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. Irène is a poetry book reviewer for Muzzle Magazine and an editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine‘s humanities section. [More at irenemathieu.com]
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