A conversation with Michael Kleber-Diggs. Michael Kleber-Diggs is a poet, essayist, and literary critic. His debut poetry collection, Worldly Things, won the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize and will be published by Milkweed Editions in June of this year and his essay "On the Complex Flavors of Black Joy," is included in "There's a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis," edited by Tracy K. Smith and John Freeman. This is an important, if at times painful, discussion about race, community, and hope. I'm grateful to Michael for having it with me.
A conversation with Katie Peterson. Katie is a poet and directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at UC Davis. Her most recent book is, "Life in a Field," and was selected for the 2020 Omnidawn Open Book Prize.
A conversation with the poet Laura Van Prooyen, the author of three collections of poetry including "Inkblot and Altar," "Our House Was on Fire," and the recently released "Frances of the Wider Field."
A conversation with Jason Myers. Jason is a poet, a minister, and the Editor-in-Chief of the EcoTheo Review.
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.