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Episode 128 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

In this week’s episode, I interview the musician, Michael Hearst.

MH thereminPlus Danita Berg reads her essay, “A Note on my Skin.”

Danita BergTEXTS DISCUSSED

SFFFcoverSongs for Unusual CreaturesSFICT master

As Smart as We AreBrown Girl Dreaminghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CDSak1Pcbs

NOTES

The music accompanying Danita Berg’s essay is Carlton Melton’s “Smoke Drip,” from their album Photos of Photos.

Photos Of PhotosRead Madison Bernath’s review of Miami Bookfair International here.

Daniel Handler (who sometimes when he writes is known as Lemony Snickett) made a remarkably dense joke about self-consciousness about racial stereotypes after Jacqueline Woodson won the National Book Award Young People’s Literature Prize for her book, Brown Girl Dreaming. Handler was not nearly self-conscious enough to know that Woodson’s allergy to watermelon was precisely psychological in nature as a reaction to racism. Read Jacqueline Woodson about this event here at The New York Times. To read about Handler’s appropriate apology, read this story in The Washington Post.

Here is Jacqueline Woodson’s acceptance speech for this award:

Here is a link to the Indiegogo campaign for We Need Diverse Books.

Repeal Day 2014

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Episode 128 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

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