Poet and editor Jim Lenfestey joins us to talk about Low Down and Coming On: A Feast of Delicious and Dangerous Poems about Pigs. An anthology of 133 poems (and one recipe) by 104 poets from around the world, it’s been described as corpulent and spicy. The anthology is dedicated to poet and essayist Bill Holm, whose idea it was before he died unexpectedly in 2009.
Also in this week’s show, we talk with novelist John Reimringer about his debut novel Vestments, the story of a St. Paul-based young Catholic priest still coming to terms with his vocation and family history.
On Tuesday, September 14th, Edgar Award-winning author Laura Lippman calls in to talk about her newest suspense-thriller I’d Know You Anywhere. Laura Lippman is the author of several books, including Life Sentences and What the Dead Know.
Also in this week’s show, we talk with Cindy Kraack about her second novel, Ashwood. Cindy Kraack’s first novel, Minnesota Cold, was given the 2009 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for fiction.
On Tuesday, September 21st writer and musician Ben Weaver will be in the studio to talk about his newest creative endeavors, which include his work as a writer, a new album called Mirepoix and Smoke, and his stint as an artist-in-residence Sept. 23rd through Oct. 8th at Bryant-Lake Bowl. Joining Ben Weaver will be poet Dobby Gibson, who will also perform as part of the residency Sept. 30th. Dobby Gibson is the author of Polar and Skirmish.
Also on this week’s show we welcome back to the studio Charles Baxter, who is hosting the 3rd annual writers benefit for hunger, Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center. Charles Baxter is the author of many works of literature, including The Soul Thief and The Feast of Love.
On Tuesday, September 28th, it’s our first fall Pledge Drive show, and celebrating all things KFAI with us will be children’s book author Lynne Jonell, whose book, The Secret of Zoom (a Junior Library Guild Selection), was recently recommended to President Barack Obama by Prairie Lights Bookstore (and yes, he purchased it too!). Her first novel, Emmy the Incredible Shrinking Rat, won the Minnesota Book Award. Her newest book is Hamster Magic.
Also on this week’s show Leonard Borman talks about Our Jewish Robot Future, A Novel about the Garden of Eden and the Cyborgian Transformation of the Human Race.