Sat, 4 July 2015
Jessica is actually the very first poet, nonetheless female poet, that I ever spoke with about being on the show. Her episode is finally here. Her poetry arcs across the span of her life and loves. It is intimate, it is 1st person, it is inherently close to the chest, but available to be seen. Jessica has led an already storied life and she recounts it, in both her poetry and our conversation, earnestly and with humor, even in the face of tragedy.
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Conversation Topics: poetry, writing, art, literature, Toni Morrison, reading, beginnings, novels, Oregon, race, racism, Cherokee, Native Americans, Indians, home, process, marriage, family, tradition, India, Charleston, South Carolina.
(7:07) - Kitchen Volcanoes
(12:44) - Men
(17:57) - What The Body Remembers
(22:06) - The Lecture
(30:18) - Red Delicious
(34:24) - Two Days Prior to The Burial
(39:12) - Love You More
(46:40) - An Anorexia Thing & The Butchery Date
(54:41) - Let Me Go Quietly
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