Jessica Soffer

Jessica Soffer

In a rebroadcast from June 30, 2013, Daniel & Ben talk with Jessica Soffer, whose debut novel is “Tomorrow There Will be Apricots.”  Soffer talks about the origin of the book’s title, and about the two very different women at the center of the...
Ana Castillo

Ana Castillo

Daniel talks with famed Chicana writer Ana Castillo, whose latest book is “Give it to Me.”  She talks about the influence Charles Bukowski had on the book’s main character, Palma Piedras.  Palma is a woman who has contempt for most everything and has...
Natalia Trevino

Natalia Trevino

Daniel & Ben talk with Natalia Trevino, author of the poetry collection, Lavando La Dirty Laundry.  Natalia talks about why this book almost came to be titled something else, and why a delay in the book’s publishing only made it better.  Natalia  also tells...
Dan Vera

Dan Vera

In a rebroadcast from June 2, 2013, Daniel talks with writer Dan Vera, whose newest collection of poems, “Speaking Wiri Wiri,” is the recipient of the 2012 Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize.  Dan explains the meaning of “wiri wiri.”  He also...
Edward Hirsch

Edward Hirsch

Daniel talks with poet & critic, Edward Hirsch, about his latest book, A Poet’s Glossary, which is not so much a book of definitions as it is an exploration of the history of the terms and how those terms interrelate to each other.  Hirsch explains why it...