Monday 10 November 2008: David Young/Christine Irving
On 10 November I talked with David Young, Longman Professor Emeritus of English and Creative Writing at Oberlin College, about his new book Du Fu: A Life in Poetry (Knopf). In addition to his own books of poetry, Young has translated Petrarch, Rilke, Miroslav Holub and several Chinese poets. His latest book arranges the poems of Du Fu, whom the Chinese consider their greatest poet, to create a rough narrative of his life.

I then talked with Nevada County poet Christine Irving about the about-to-be-published chapbook Sex on Earth (and Other Sordid Locations) (Six Ft Swells Press's Cheap Shots Poetry Series #5), which contains poems by her and Noel Kroeplin. The two will read, along with Will Staple, whose new chapbook from Six Ft Swells (Cheap Shots Poetry Series #6) is The One That Got Away, at 7:30 PM on Saturday 15 November at Rhythms Cafe in Grass Valley. Todd Cirillo, one of the publishers of Six Ft Swells Press, called in to join the conversation.

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