On 3 September I talked with Booktown's Brooklyn correspondent Erin Rogers. We first talked about two New York City writers who died in the last few months. Poet, short story writer and political activist Grace Paley's death received notice all over the county. Poet and performance artist Sekou Sundiata was less well-known outside New York, but Erin believed he may have had a much stronger influence on her and others of her generation (he was, among other things, her teacher at the New School). We also talked about her work teaching seventh grade in the New York City school system and about her current reading (Emily Dickinson's poems and letters).
To join in the hubub over the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, I played a few audio clips relating to his work.
To hear this program, click here.
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