Monica McClure – Tender Data
Late Night Debut, hosted by Amber Keller
This week we feature Monica McClure’s debut poetry collection, Tender Data, published by Birds, LLC. NPR says “McClure may be the poster-girl for a new generation of poets: irreverent, well-read, sexy, even dirty, snarky, but ultimately fighting an earnest battle against reductiveness and easy answers to the complex problems of the Internet age.”
Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers entertaining book news and cool new debuts
Act 2: Co-hosts Dorothea Lasky and Kristin Maffei discuss Monica McClure’s debut
Act 3: Dorothea Lasky speaks with Monica McClure about drawing inspiration from hook-up culture, representing dead people, and how to quantify emotion
Listen to the full episode here:
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ABOUT OUR ACT 2 CO-HOST AUTHORS:
Dorothea Lasky is the author of four books of poetry, most recently ROME (W.W. Norton/Liveright, 2014), as well as Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE, all out from Wave Books. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and lives in New York City.
Kristin Maffei is a New York-based poet and co-host of Late Night Conversation. To read some of her work, please visit www.kristinmaffei.com.