Monday, January 12, 2009

UGA Press Authors on New Letters on the Air

NPR’s nationally syndicated show New Letters on the Air opens 2009 with shows that feature appearances by several UGA Press poets:

January 9: Victoria Chang, author SALVINIA MOLESTA, discussed her poetry with New Letters editor Robert Stewart. Chang, who works as a business journalist, talked about mixing her "practical" business role with the imaginative role of a poet. Chang also discussed how being the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants has influenced her work.

January 30: In a conversation taped at a recent symposium, Cave Canem founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady talk about their goal of providing a safe space for African-American poets. They are joined by Nikki Finney, editor of THE RINGING EAR, as well as Opal Moore, Sean Hill, and Kyle Dargan.

February 6: Sean Hill, a native of Milledgeville, Georgia, is the author of the poetry collection BLOOD TIES AND BROWN LIQUOR. An homage to African-American life in the segregated South, the poems create a call and response across six generations of the fictional Silas Wright family. Hill discusses how he weaves history, fiction and his own family into this debut book.