OR, click below to listen to past episodes of my “You Gotta Read This” Podcast!

Episode 1

I talk with Heidi Durrow, author of the novel, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky about her novel, her Black Danish heritage, and her journey to publication. This podcast was conducted only a few days before her book was released in February 2010; The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is now a New York Times Bestseller.

Episode 2

Remica L. Bingham, poet and author of Conversion, winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Prize for Poetry.

Episode 3

Kelly Norman Ellis, poet and author of Tougaloo Blues.

Episode 4

Julie Buckner Armstrong, the editor of The Civil Rights Reader.

Episode 5

Mitchell L. H. Douglas, poet and author of Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem, nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Poetry.

Episode 6

Imani Perry, Professor and author of Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop.

Episode 7

Symphony, a poetry collective of authors John Murillo, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Randall Horton, and Marcus Jackson.

Episode 8

Conducted on June 27, 2010. A celebration of what would have been the 74th birthday of the late poet Lucille Clifton. I talk with poets Elizabeth Alexander, Nikky Finney, Lyrae Van Clief Stefanon, Kelly Norman Ellis, and Sidney Clifton, the daughter of Lucille Clifton.

Episode 9 (and sorry y’all, but for some reason on ITunes it is listed as Episode 13:-)

Conducted on May 17, 2011. A conversation with novelist Tayari Jones about her latest project, Silver Sparrow.

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