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Photo of Yanyi, taken by him
In this episode I spoke with Yanyi about his new book, Dream of the Divided Field, and his newsletter, The Reading.
Yanyi is the author of Dream of the Divided Field (One World Random House, 1 March 2022) and The Year of Blue Water (Yale University Press 2019), winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. His work has been featured in or at NPR’s All Things Considered, New York Public Library, Granta, and New England Review, and he is the recipient of fellowships from Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Poets House. He holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University and was most recently poetry editor at Foundry. Currently, he teaches creative writing at large and gives writing advice at The Reading.
Various books, movies, podcasts, etc. mentioned in this episode:
Surviving R. Kelly docuseries
Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew
AI generated imagery
Virgina Woolf’s audio BBC interview
Olson’s "Projective Verse" manifesto, some explicit field talk
Lydia Davis’s "Hand" story (this is the whole story lol):
Yanyi at the Poetry Project discussing de las Rivas's "Black Sun" and fascist dogwhistling in contemporary poetry
Ghost, the platform Yanyi uses to now send his newsletters
bell hooks’s Teaching to Transgress full PDF
Laura Engels Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series
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Sound of Waves Breaking: Sounds from this video of Merlin, my sweet 5-year-old Frenchie that died of a brain tumor in the time between recording and editing this episode. I love you, little bubs.