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Interchange – Writing Red: Joshua Clover On The Poetry and Politics of Riot

The work of Joshua Clover blends the worlds of poetry and economic crisis. Poet, communist, cultural critic, translator, editor, and professor of literature and critical theory at the University of California Davis, Clover has published three acclaimed volumes of poetry: Madonna anno domini, The Totality for Kids and his most recent, Red Epic, published by Commune Editions, a small publisher …

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Books Unbound – The Many Voices of Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Part Two

Born in New Orleans and an early figure of the Harlem Renaissance, Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875–1935) considered fiction her most representative form of writing, but enjoyed more recognition as a poet. Much of her fiction was considered unsuited for the literary market, especially when it dealt with racial issues. As a multiracial woman, she identified strongly with “the race,” but was …

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Books Unbound – Storytellers of Immortality: Contemporary World Poetry

An encore presentation of a program that originally aired November 15 for Day of the Imprisoned Writer, featuring poetry in translation from writers around the world who have experienced imprisonment, exile, military occupation, censorship, and other forms of extreme literary suppression. Announcer: Sarah Torbeck Host: Doug Storm • Aron Atabek, “My Throat Will Die” (Tony Brewer) • Tsering Woeser, “A …

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Books Unbound – Mina Loy: Feminist and Futurist

Poet and artist Mina Loy (1882–1966) was at the center of avant-garde movements of the early 20th century, but the difficulty of her poetry and her dislike of self-promotion led to decades of obscurity. Her first book was seized by U.S. customs for its frank approach to sex, reproduction, and women’s bodies. Much of her work remained unpublished until the …

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