On this episode, Dave Fettig begins the episode talking with Patti Horvath about her debut story collection, But Now Am Found. The characters in these stories struggle to make sense of upheaval in their lives. But Now Am Found is a compelling exploration of the human spirit confronted by abrupt and rending change.
in the second part, Annie Harvieux has a discussion with Linda LeGarde Grover about her poetry collection, The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives. The Sky Watched is a collective memoir in poetry of an Ojibwe family and tribal community, from creation myth to this day, updated with new poems.
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Write On! Radio - Patti Horvath + Linda LeGarde Grover
Dave starts the show by speaking with Emerald Garner, who is the founder of We Can’t Breathe, the author of memoir Finding My Voice, an activist, and the daughter of the late Eric Garner. Beyond recounting Garner’s experience losing her father to police violence and the far-reaching aftermath, it details her path to activism and where she finds empathy and a call to action.
After the break, Annie speaks to Tess Gunty, author of this year’s National Book Award contender The Rabbit Hutch, about the roles of female saints and mystics, subverting the male gaze and the notion of exploited women “asking for it,” Internet-speak in books, and crafting complex and compelling characters.