On Tuesday, May 1st, poet Todd Boss joins us to talk about his second full-length poetry collection, Pitch. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The London Times, The New Yorker, NPR, and Best American Poetry. His first collection, Yellowrocket, was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award and was named a Midwest Booksellers’ Honor Book for Poetry. He is also a co-founding co-director of Motionpoems, a new poetry film initiative currently collaborating with Milkweed, Graywolf, Copper Canyon and Ecco Press, among other outstanding literary publishers.
We also talk with Lebanese writer Elias Khoury about his recently reissued novel As Though She Were Sleeping, a hypnotic, account of a woman who slips in and out of consciousness and dreams, whose inner reality hides from but cannot help but absorb the chaotic world outside of her.