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In which editor-at-large Sidik Fofana discusses MFA culture, slow writing, and teaching high school, as well as his stories “The Okiedoke” and “The Rent Manual,” which were originally published in the Sewanee Review.
In which Danielle Evans discusses characterological framework, the coincidence of unintentional motif, and the underpinnings of a successful short story.
In which editor-at-large Brandon Taylor interviews Katie Kitamura, author of *A Separation* and *Intimacies*. In this episode, Kitamura considers how her work explores the inner landscapes of the self.
In which poet Nikky Finney begins with love.
In which Lisa Taddeo, author of the *New York Times* bestseller *Three Women* and the novel *Animal*, talks about the mundane cruelty of male indifference, the deferral of female desire, and power dynamics in heterosexual relationships that elide female agency, favoring narratives of absolute victimhood.
In which Ross Gay, poet of Be Holding; Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; and author of the New York Times Bestselling collection of essays The Book of Delights, discusses “Joy as the rightful subject of our literary concerns or inquiry.”
Brilliant thoughtful podcast
The Sewanee Review podcast is one of the best literary podcasts that I’ve listened to. I started listening to this on a morning walk and kept walking so I could listen to four episodes in a row. I learned so much about writing from each. The Garth Greenwell episode is especially excellent. The sound design is perfectly suited to the mood of each interview. The interviewers ask such thoughtful questions and are rewarded with insightful answers from the writers who are being interviewed. Listening to this feels like eavesdropping on an intimate conversation between friends.
Amazing guests, thoughtful conversations
Love this podcast from one of my favorite lit mags! Garth Greenwell is superb in the first podcast, and I can’t wait until the other outstanding conversations with authors are released. Bravo, SR!