Episode 353 — Monica McClure

   

Monica McClure is the guest. Her debut poetry collection, Tender Data, is now available from Birds LLC.

NPR says

McClure may be the poster-girl for a new generation of poets: irreverent, well-read, sexy, even dirty, snarky, but ultimately fighting an earnest battle against reductiveness and easy answers to the complex problems of the Internet age: ‘Every citizen of this world is on trial/ I’m learning to speak legalese/ as I stroll through civil law like/ a gamine through a sample sale.’

Monologue topics: the Michiko Kakutani April Fool’s Day episode, mail, listener reactions