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Bookworm on HPPR
A must for the serious reader, Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established, new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the show's host and guiding spirit, Michael Silverblatt.
Monday, June 17, 2013 6:50pm
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie prefers thorny, resistant characters to likeable ones. She talks about why readers shouldn't settle for characters that are less than difficult.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:33pm
Inspired by an iconic American image, Marisa Silver's Mary Coin imagines the fabric of life behind Dorothea Lange's depression-era photograph, "Migrant Mother."
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 5:07pm
Alice Fulton wants to "dirty" lyric poetry by making it bear witness to the grievous geo-politics of the present.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 5:02pm
Rae Armantrout's poems apprehend the world as a place charged by the nonexistent supernatural. For her, the eerie thing is that ghosts don't exist.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 6:37pm
Pura Lopez-Colomé's poetry, translated by Forrest Gander, envisions the body as a mystically rich reservoir of experience and language.