March 1, 2019KR Podcast

KR Podcast with Eric Gansworth

Eric Gansworth, the author of “Secret Identity” in the Mar/Apr Kenyon Review, speaks with Editor at Large Janet McAdams about the compartmentalization of narratives from marginalized communities and the value of creating art within multiple genres and modes.

Eric Gansworth, Sˑha-weñ na-saeˀ (Onondaga, Eel Clan), born and raised at Tuscarora Nation, is Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College, in Buffalo, NY. He has published eleven books of prose, poetry, and visual art, most recently, the two novels, If I Ever Get Out of Here, and Give Me Some Truth. He has won an American Book Award and was selected for inclusion in LIT CITY, a public arts project, celebrating fifteen writers who have contributed to Buffalo’s Literary Legacy. He was recently an NEH Distinguished Visiting Professor of Native Studies at Colgate University, and also a 2018 recipient of a NYFA/NYSCA Fellowship in Fiction.

Janet McAdams is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Seven Boxes for the Country After, from Kent State Press. She teaches at Kenyon College, where she is an Editor at Large for the Kenyon Review and holds the Robert P. Hubbard Chair in Poetry.

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