Wendy S. Walters – Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal
Late Night Debut, hosted by Amber Keller
This week we feature Wendy S. Walters’ debut essay collection, Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal, published by Sarabande Books. David Shields writes that Walters “brandishes not only fierce moral imagination but, even more impressively, profound human complicity.”
Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers entertaining book news and cool new debuts
Act 2: Co-hosts Natasha Marin and Wendy Chin-Tanner discuss Wendy S. Walters’ debut
Act 3: Natasha Marin speaks with Wendy S. Walters about anonymity and place, black cred, and having kids who pass for white
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About our featured author:
Wendy S. Walters is the author of two books of poems, Troy, Michigan (Futurepoem, 2014) and Longer I Wait, More You Love Me (Palm Press, 2009), as well as the chapbook, Birds of Los Angeles (Palm Press, 2005). She was a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Poetry, a founder of The First Person Plural Reading Series in Harlem and a Contributing Editor at The Iowa Review.
About our Act 2 Co-Hosts:
Natasha Marin is a poet and interdisciplinary artist. She has been published in periodicals like the Feminist Studies Journal, African American Review, and the Caribbean Writer. She is a mother of two and manages an international, new media, conceptual art project called Miko Kuro’s Midnight Tea (www.mikokuro.com). Her debut collection MILK (Minor Arcana Press) explores breastfeeding in the Digital Age.
Wendy Chin-Tanner is the author of Turn (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards, and co-author of the graphic novel, American Terrorist (A Wave Blue World). She is a founding editor at Kin Poetry Journal, poetry editor at The Nervous Breakdown, staff interviewer at Lantern Review, and co-founder at A Wave Blue World.