Friday, February 28, 2014

Late Night Debut - Josh Booton Podcast

I can't think of a better way to celebrate my golden birthday than by announcing my episode of Late Night Library's Late Night Debut with Amanda McConnon, starring Josh Booton.

Late Night Debut focuses on first books, and Amanda and I were so excited to discuss The Union of Geometry and Ash, Booton's 2013 excellent debut from Bear Star Press. The book creates its own beautiful logic and works within that logic to ask and answer some of humanity's eternal questions. If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, I'd definitely recommend picking up a copy, and I hope our podcast encourages you to do just that!

Josh was wonderful to work with and I was amazed at how incredibly eloquent he was with his answers. Amanda and I joked that he was more articulate (and said "um" less often!) than I did even though he was answering cold and I was reading mine off of our notes. He's an incredible thinker and an incredible writer, so do give it a listen. (Oh, and in case you do give it a listen and you hear me embarrassingly forget Marilyn Nelson, the crown of sonnets I mention is hers, and called "A Wreath for Emmett Till.")

Late Night Library is a great organization run out of Portland, OR,and dedicated to sustaining book culture, promoting literature in schools and communities, and supporting a diverse array of writers early in their careers. I'm so excited to have worked with them, and want to thank Amanda for asking me to join her in this adventure, and Josh for being so kind as to participate. Thanks everyone!