Acclaimed Native American author Leslie Marmon Silko joins us to talk about her memoir, The Turquoise Ledge. A former professor of English and fiction writing, Leslie Marmon Silko is the author of novels, short stories, essays, poetry, articles, and filmscripts.
James Lenfestey and Mark Gustafson also join us to talk about Robert Bly’s upcoming reading Monday, December 12th, of his translations of the 2011 Nobel Laureate Tomas Transtromer’s poetry in the book The Half-Finished Heaven, 7 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church.
No stranger to Write on Radio, James Lenfestey is a multi-faceted writer living in the Twin Cities. A journalist and author of four collections of poetry, including Cartload of Scrolls: 100 Poems in the Manner of T’ang Dynasty Poet Han-shan, he coordinated the conference Robert Bly in This World, edited a book by the same title, and chairs the Literary Witnesses series in Minneapolis.
Mark Gustafson is a classics professor and scholar of Robert Bly’s career, and is currently working on a biography of Robert Bly.