Elmaz Abinader is a Bay Area poet, writer, and teacher. In her most recent collection, THIS HOUSE MY BONES, she says, "the body and the earth exchange their positions and perspectives. The memories of war are on the skin as well as on the mesa, the exile is written in dust and cells."
Safi wa Nairobi speaks with Elmaz Abinader about her writing, her inspirations and creating space for writers of color in the white-dominated world of publishing and MFA programs. This program was recorded in studio at KPOO.
Elmaz will be reading from her book on Feb 20 at 7 PM at Laurel Books, Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland and on March 5, 7 PM at UC Monterey Bay in the Living Room.
Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min.
Also on today's show:
Joan Little and the Right to Self-Defense