Our guests are acclaimed novelist Tim O’Brien and poet Cody Walker.
Tim O’Brien is best known for his landmark novel The Things They Carried, which has just been reissued in a 20th anniversary edition. O’Brien’s other books include Going After Cacciato, In the Lake of the Woods, and July, July.
Cody Walker teaches English at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He was voted Seattle’s Poet Populist for 2008. His poetry collection, Shuffle and Breakdown is published by The Waywiser Press. More information can be found about him at CodyWalker.net:http://codywalker.net.
Poet Richard Terrill joins us to talk about his newest book, Almost Dark. Richard Terrill’s previous collection of poems, Coming Late to Rachmaninoff, won the Minnesota Book Award for Poetry, and his memoir Saturday Night in Baoding won the AWP Award for nonfiction. He will be reading Friday night at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts.
Michael Perry also joins us in the studio to talk about his newest project with his band The Long Beds. Michael Perry is the author of Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, Truck: A Love Story and Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting, as well as the essay collection Off Main Street. More information about his work can be found at sneezingcow.com:http://sneezingcow.com.
Bruce Feiler calls in to talk about his newest book, The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me. Bruce Feiler is also the author of the acclaimed books Where God Was Born: A Daring Adventure through the Bible’s Greatest Stories, Abraham: A Journey to the Father of Three Faiths, and Walking the Bible, which was also made into a PBS documentary.
In the second half of our show, youth poets Sol Ras and Kennedy Cane from Quest for the Voice are in the studio to talk about their upcoming fundraisers to support the team as it heads for the Nationals in July. Ruth Stevens will also be on hand to talk about Quest for the Voice, a program that celebrates youth voice, leadership and empowerment.