This week we bring you the director’s cut of Nicky's on-air interview from last fall with Anne Valente, a fiction writer whose work is heavily influenced by life in Saint Louis, despite living in Cincinatti. On air, we didn’t have time to finish her reading of her short story “Everything That Was Ours” from her collection “By Light We Knew Our Names”, but now we’re able to deliver the full audio of Anne’s reading, and her wrap-up interview with Nicky.
This week, MK Stallings sits down with Erielle Jones and Charles McGill, aka Aries and Oracle. The current first- and second-place VerbQuake champions discuss coming into their own in poetry slam competitions, and how social issues have shaped their work.
Literature for the Halibut reels in a live one this week!