Esteban Rodríguez is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Valley (Sundress Publications 2021), and the essay collection Before the Earth Devours Us (Split/Lip Press 2021). He is the Interviews Editor for the EcoTheo Review, Senior Book Reviews Editor for Tupelo Quarterly, and Associate Poetry Editor for AGNI. He currently lives in central Texas.
As you’ve probably come to expect if you’ve listened to some of my earlier episodes, Esteban and I talk a lot about how he grew up and came to be a writer, as well as about his writing process. Esteban also reads a few of his poems which is one of my favorite parts of interviewing poets. He’s a prolific writer with a gift for place and emotion. I’m grateful for the time he was willing to spend and look forward to reading his future works. And as always, thanks to you for listening and reading.
- Before the Earth Devours Us: Essays – 2021
- The Valley: Poems – 2021
- In Bloom – 2020
- (Dis)placement – 2020
- Crash Course – 2019
- Dusk & Dust – 2019
Other books mentioned in this episode:
- Grace: A Novel by Natashia Deon
- The Perishing by Natashia Deon
- The Years, Months, Days by Yan Lianke
- The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You by Frank Stanford
Other people mentioned in this episode:
- Jesus Castillo
- Hart Crane
- Natashia Deon
- William Faulker
- Daniel Lassell
- Joyelle McSweeny
- W.S. Merwin
- Jason Myers
- Gregory Pardlo
- Kimberly Ann Priest
- Frank Stanford
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