LGBT Books to Prisoners, and author Robert Glück

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Tue, 09/25/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Today's Preference: 


We'll be spending time today with Cabell Gathman (PhD, Sociology), an organizer of LGBT Books to Prisoners. LGBT Books to Prisoners is "a donation-funded, volunteer-run organization based in Madison, WI that sends books and other educational materials, free of charge, to incarcerated LGBTQ people across the United States. We have been doing this for over 10 years and have sent books to over 8,000 people in that time."


Later in the hour, author Robert Glück will be joining us by telephone. Glück will be in town for a reading with other authors this Saturday at Ford Food & Drink, organized by The Switch Reading Series.

Poetry Magazine summarizes his work thus: 

Narrative movement in San Francisco in the early 1980s. Glück’s experimental work—typically prose—infuses L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E theory with queer, feminist, and class-based discourse while exploring issues of autobiography and self. In his essay “Long Note on New Narrative,” which appeared in Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative (2004), Glück stated, “We were thinking about autobiography; by autobiography we meant daydreams, nightdreams, the act of writing, the relationship to the reader, the meeting of flesh and culture, the self as collaboration, the self as disintegration, the gaps, inconsistencies and distortions, the enjambments of power, family, history and language.”

Glück’s poetry includes the collection Reader (1989) and, with Bruce Boone, the collaboration La Fontaine (1981). His fiction includes the story collection Denny Smith (2003) and the novels Jack the Modernist (1995) and Margery Kempe (1994). 

He's also published a collection of essays called Communal Nude; the essays deliver short takes on the intricacies of working with the topics mentioned above. 



Music on this program:  

Sheila & B. Devotion – Spacer (Extended Rework Stevo’s Spaced Out DUB Edit)

and possibly:

Alison Moyet - Other 


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