Tag Archives: poetry

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 416: Teaching The Archives

Guest: Nick Sturm of Georgia Tech.

First broadcast on March 16 2019.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2019/03/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-march-16th-teaching-the-archives-episode-416/

“Bringing them into these materials is just amazing to me.”

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Supercontext: Distant Star by Roberto Bolaño

This 1996 novella is about the dark history of Chilé, merged with a detective story about poets. We look at Bolaño’s career, while taking into account criticisms of his authenticity and his representation of Chileans from the vantage of his security in Europe.
 

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Supercontext: Ray Bradbury, “How To Keep and Feed a Muse”

In this essay, one of America’s most beloved storytellers provides advice on consuming media, thinking critically about it and applying it to your own work. We get real personal while trying to figure out who our respective “muses” are. 

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 342: The Diversity Paradigm

Guest: David James Hudson of the University of Guelph.

First broadcast May 5 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/05/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-may-5th-the-diversity-paradigm-episode-342/

“I had to look at how library and information studies talk about race.”

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Supercontext: Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire

Some call Pale Fire the best novel of the 20th century. So we interrogate what that means by diving into literary criticism about postmodernism, hypertextuality, authorial intent, unreliable narrators and more.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 270: “Authors: Lucille Clifton”

Part 5 of AUTHORS

Guest: Dorothy Waugh of Emory University Libraries.

First broadcast September 4 2015.

Playlist at http://www.wrek.org/?p=12695

“Up to this point, poetry has always seemed just nice to me, pleasant but formal, slightly soporific, very A Child’s Garden of Verses.”

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