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Does the term “chick-lit” marginalize legitimate feminist writing? Novelist Kathryn Trueblood addresses this question in her interview with Matt Briggs, Jack Straw Writers Program curator. Also in this podcast, Kathryn reads from her latest book, The Baby Lottery, which examines the personal politics of choice. Five women, friends at college, find their interlocking relationships strained […]

Poet Molly Tenenbaum‘s newest work is inspired by her father and grandfather’s stints as professional ventriloquists. In this podcast, you’ll hear snippets of her interview with 2007 Jack Straw Writers Program curator Matt Briggs and highlights from her live reading at the Jack Straw May Reading Series. In recognition of Molly’s free-spirited word-smithing and her […]

In this preview of the final program in the Jack Straw Reading Series, curator Matt Briggs interviews collaborative literary performance group the Vis-à-Vis Society and takes one of their surveys. The Vis-à-Vis Society was founded in a year that felt like 1957 by Drs. Ink and Owning (aka Sierra Nelson and Rachel Kessler, of the […]

In this preview of the second of three readings in the Jack Straw Reading Series, poet Anna Maria Hong reveals how she writes sonnets exclusively to curator Matt Briggs, and reads a new sonnet. Hong is a recent Pushcart Prize nominee and National Poetry Series finalist. She has published poems in various journals, and her […]

Here’s a sliver of what you can expect at the first of three readings at Jack Straw Productions on May 17th. “I Still Love the Man I Killed,” a poem from Doug Nufer’s forthcoming collection of work, opens the podcast followed by an excerpt from his interview with Writers Program curator Matt Briggs. Doug Nufer […]

In this podcast, a preview of the upcoming 2007 Jack Straw Reading Series, find out which writer was inspired to pursue a literary career because of a childhood nightmare about an incident at Kmart. The podcast features snippets of in-studio readings by writers Molly Tenenbaum, Corrina Wycoff, Doug Nufer, Cheryl Strayed, and Charles Potts, and […]

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