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F*#% Resilience: A Discussion about Grief and Renewal with Maggie Smith + Family History in the Present with Cheryl A. Head

Two Book covers are displayed in this image. You Could Make This Place Beautiful by Maggie Smith and Time's Undoing by Cheryl A. Head.

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)

Support our hosts & guests:

Maggie Smith: Instagram //  Twitter // Website

Mariquita: Instagram 

Cheryl A. Head:  Website // Instagram // Twitter

Ashley: Instagram // Twitter // Website

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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

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