In this episode I talk with Cameron Awkward-Rich about his approaches to poetry and theory, and the poetry in his new book Sympathetic Little Monster.
Cameron has published poems in The Journal, cream city review, Muzzle Magazine, Hobart, The Seattle Review, The Offing and elsewhere. He is a Cave Canem Fellow, a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine, and currently a doctoral candidate in Modern Thought & Literature at Stanford University. Cam is the author of the chapbook Transit (Button Poetry, 2015) and his debut collection, Sympathetic Little Monster, was published by Ricochet Editions in 2016.
Go check out Sympathetic Little Monster, its a wonderful collection.
Writers who were mentioned in the shout outs:
- James Baldwin's essay "Here Be Monsters"
- Aracelis Girmay
- Ari Banias
- Danez Smith
- Franny Choi
- Sam Sax
- Justin Phillip Reed
- Fatimah Asghar
- Aziza Barnes
- Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
The Sound of Waves Breaking this week is the sound of opening an attic, as found on freesound.org
Transcripts are by Amir Rabiyah: https://www.scribd.com/document/378843639/Interview-with-Cameron-Awkward-Rich
Theme Music by Bahati Kiro and the transition music is by Chris Zorn.
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