Episode 34 — Roxane Gay

   

 

Roxane Gay is the guest.  Her debut, Ayiti, is a collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and it is now available from Artistically Declined Press.  She is an English professor at Eastern Illinois University, co-editor of PANK magazine, fiction editor at Bluestem, and a regular contributor at HTML Giant.

An interesting conversation with one of indie lit’s most industrious and prolific writers.

Topics include:  Haiti, Ayiti, the pronunciation of “Ayiti,” Omaha, immigration, Phillips Exeter Academy, television, tiger moms, soap operas, sugar cereals, Victor Newman, 90210, architecture, Yale, dropping out, cracking up, road trips, chat rooms, love affairs, older men, Montpelier, Michigan Tech, technical writing, Eastern Illinois, Indianapolis, respect, advanced degrees, titles, online literature, Sean Penn, sugar daddies, insomnia, and philanthropy.

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