Leslie Contreras Schwartz, poet
On today’s podcast, we talk with Leslie Contreras Schwartz about how poetry may not be therapy but it is, thankfully, a form of connection in a sometimes lonely world. And even though you won’t hear Jess’s voice on today’s show, you will feel her influence as we discuss the fear and uncertainty implicit in engaging in art in the age of Trump. And get your pens ready, or your goodreads app open, as Leslie recommends a whole slew of new books that you’ll need on your bookshelf. But don’t ask to borrow them from Leslie.
Sonia Huber’s “Pain Woman Takes Your Keys”
Rachel McKibbens’ blud
Triggering Town by Richard Hugo
Best Words, Best Order by Stephen Dobyns
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