Lynette talks with poet Ann Iverson. She’s a member of the Laurel Poetry Collective, and her newest book is Definite Space. Many of the poems in this collection describe the conflicted feelings of a mom watching her son called to the Iraq war.
In the second half of the show, we talk with Haifa Zangana, author of City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman’s Account of War and Resistance. Haifa Zangana is a weekly columnist for al-Quds newspaper and a commentator for The Guardian, Red Pepper, and al-Ahram Weekly. She lives in London.
Big goings-on this week as we preview upcoming gigs by Sharon Jones at First Avenue and Doctor John at the Dakota. Also, we spend lots of time celebrating the 66th birthday of not-so-secret Rockhouse hero, Dan Penn, with an extended set of his great songs.