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Thurs., Aug 4
Louder Than a Bomb

Louder Than a Bomb

As part of the National Poetry Slam happening in Boston next week, "Louder Than a Bomb” will be screening on August 12 at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.

Guests:

Anna West: poet, teaching artist and organizer who has created and led spoken word poetry programs for 15 years. She is the co-founder of Louder Than A Bomb, the acclaimed Chicago teen poetry slam festival upon which the documentary is based. She recently earned her masters in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Adam Gottlieb: one of the slam poets featured in the documentary “Louder Than a Bomb”. He is now entering his senior year at Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts where he’s studying poetry education.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

GUEST:
  Walter Mosley: writer

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