Maggie Nelson is the guest. She is the author of nine books of poetry and prose, including The Argonauts, for which she won the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, Bluets, The Red Parts, and Jane: A Murder. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction and in 2016 was awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. Most recently, her poetry collection Something Bright, Then Holes, has been re-issued by Soft Skull Press.
This is Maggie's second time on the program. She first appeared in Episode 185 on June 23, 2013.
In today's monologue, I hand the mic to Maggie. She reads a poem from her collection.