This episode includes back to back author interviews!
First up, Mariquita talks with poet Maggie Smith about the pain of loss, the recovery of self, and her new memoir, You Could Make This Place Beautiful.
Books mentioned by Mariquita & Maggie Smith:
You Could Make This Place Beautiful by Maggie Smith
Goldenrod by Maggie Smith
Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change by Maggie Smith
Good Bones by Maggie Smith
The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison by Maggie Smith
Lamp of the Body by Maggie Smith
In the second part of this episode, Ashley interviews Cheryl A. Head, author of Time’s Undoing. They talk about honoring elders, enjoying Southern Hospitality with the fraught history of racism, amplifying the Black press and journalism, and writing this story that was inspired by her family.
Book content warning: racial slur, racism, kidnapping, murder
Books and film mentioned by Ashley and Cheryl A. Head:
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabelle Wilkerson
Eye On The Struggle by James McGrath Morris
The Defender by Ethan Michaeli
Just Mercy (2019)
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This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose