LITerally Ep. 22 - Tabitha Blankenbiller, "Eats of Eden"
It's possible to have a podcast that is funny, off-the-wall, and very poignant at the same time. This is what we found when Sian Griffiths and I interviewed Tabitha Blankenbiller about her book Eats of Eden. The podcast has been timed perfectly, specifically addressing what it means to attend AWP, which is coming up this week in Tampa, FL.
“Intimidating and Illuminating,” as quoted in the most recent article in SLUG Magazine, is the only way to describe our conversation with Author Espido Freire, along with Isabel Asensio, Professor of Spanish, and Electra Gamon Fielding, Associate Professor of Spanish.
We harvested just the smallest yield from the bounty of writing experience that came together to talk writing before our Utah Humanities Book Festival LITerally reading.
We got poetry. We got prose. We got a performance piece. And there is so much more in our podcast with J.A. Carter Winward.
Paul Rowley talks to us about his first chapbook, one that gives a picture of living always on the borders -- the borders between the expectations and realities of growing up as Native American, though this is just the catalyst for a much deeper discussion about the place of art in our time.
Teresita Dovalpage, writing about food and murder and what it's like to wrap them together in Cuba, made us laugh and opened up on the LITerally Podcast about being a writer.
Ryan Sharp, a poet and a hell of a good guy, read some old and new poetry for us at LITerally.