Late Night Library

Maggie Nelson – Bluets

Late Night Love Affair, hosted by Sarah Marshall and Candace Opper

This month Candace and Sarah discuss Maggie Nelson’s Bluets, published by Wave Books in 2009. Topics of conversation include tarp, admitting you haven’t figured it all out, being an author/curator, Nicholson Baker’s Human Smoke, Andy Warhol, break-up narratives, the Mutter Museum, and our compulsive need to collect.

You can’t disconnect these profound obsessions we can see manifested in trade histories of ancient europe and asia and philosophy and poetry from dick pics on craigslist. It’s all part of the same river. And the river is blue.

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Candace Opper and Sarah Marshall met in the MFA creative writing program at Portland State. They share a love of slasher films, George C. Scott, conspiracy theory, Stephen King, VCRs, air-popped popcorn, Jurassic Park, and discussing over coffee their obsessions with suicide and serial killers, respectively.


All music for Late Night Love Affair courtesy of the very talented Josh Bleeks, who you won’t find on the internet. Josh lives in Chicago where he writes and records music, and edits audio for Late Night Library.

Posted on: September 11, 2014 · Homepage, Late Night Love Affair, Podcasts ·

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