Month: January 2014

Josh Alan Friedman – Crackers & Bagels

Season 4 episode 4 Crackers and Bagels “Among the many things that writing does, it gives you the chance for revenge, clarification; there are a lot of basic human emotions that you can address by being able to write about them.” Josh Alan Friedman, author of Black Cracker, is the third Friedman brother I’ve interviewed,…

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Rachel Hadas – The Consolation of Poetry

Season 4 episode 3 The Consolation of Poetry “Poetry chose me at an early age. I think it was connected to the fact that poetry is emotional, pretty, and short.” Rachel Hadas, author of Strange Relation: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia and Poetry (Paul Dry Books), lost her husband to early onset dementia. We talk about…

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Emily Raboteau – A Place To Rest

Season 4 episode 2 A Place To Rest “We reach for stories to be able to take risks.” Emily Raboteau, author of Searching for Zion: The Quest for Home in the African Diaspora (Atlantic Monthly Press), joins the Virtual Memories Show to show to talk about the many notions of “home” for black people. Along the…

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Brett Martin – Changing Channels

Season 4 episode 1 Changing Channels “The book is about writers, who thought they would have to take private satisfaction in shit work, suddenly being given this opportunity to work with unfettered ambition. And you see them fall upon this like starving men.” We kick off 2014 with a conversation with Brett Martin, author of…

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