A conversation with Allison Seay, author of the poetry collection "To See the Queen," and Associate for Religion and the Arts at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA.
Readers, listeners, and friends, This week I received a note from an editor of a respected independent publisher of poetry, noting the lack of diversity of gender and people of color on the podcast. It's been on my mind for a while and I think you'll see improved diversity of gender soon. Still, the point … Continue reading Improving Diversity
A conversation with Daniel Slager, Publisher & CEO of Milkweed Editions, about the interplay between publishers, authors, and readers. We talk about independent bookstores and the impact of Amazon on the entire industry. I learned so much in this conversation about the independent publishing and book businesses. If you're at all interested in books, writers, publishers, or even the evolving nature of retailing in the era of Amazon, I think you'll get a lot from this episode.
A conversation with the artist and author David Allen Sibley. David is a giant in the world of birding and is perhaps best known for his eponymous "Sibley Guide to Birds." His most recent book is "What It's Like to Be a Bird."
A conversation with the poet and writer Leah Naomi Green. Leah's most recent book is "The More Extravagant Feast" and she is the recipient of the 2021 Lucille Clifton Legacy Award.
Terry Tempest Williams is a writer, a teacher, a naturalist, and environmentalist. Terry is a force of nature and views and voice are needed now, more than ever.
An interview with the author and poet, Jordan Scott. Jordan is the author of five books including recent "I Talk Like a River," "Silt," "Blert," "Decomp," "Night & Ox." This is an important discussion that delves deep into Jordan's work and the experience of stuttering.
Todd Davis and Noah Davis are both published poets, men sensitive to the land and our home ground. They are also father and son, which made for a fascinating and engaging discussion.
Rick Bass is a prolific writer of essays, short stories, and long form fiction, many of them about nature and his adopted home in the Yaak Valley. Rick is also an outspoken environmental activist. His most recent book is called, "The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table with My Heroes."
It goes without saying that 2020 was a weird year for all of us but in many ways, it allowed me the time to read a lot more than I have in most years previously. The launch of The Deckle Edge Podcast helped too, as I try and read everything I can the author has … Continue reading 2020 Books Read in Review