January 31, 2019KR Podcast

KR Podcast with Hilary Plum

Elizabeth Dark, KR’s associate director of programs, talks with prose writer Hilary Plum about documentary fiction, the experience of reading the news, and the stories we choose to keep in our collected memory.

Hilary Plum is the author of the novel Strawberry Fields, winner of the Fence Modern Prize in Prose (2018); the work of nonfiction Watchfires (2016), winner of the 2018 GLCA New Writers Award; and the novel They Dragged Them Through the Streets (2013). She has worked for a number of years as an editor of international literature, history, and politics. She teaches creative writing at Cleveland State University and in the NEOMFA program and is associate director of the CSU Poetry Center. With Zach Savich she edits the Open Prose Series at Rescue Press. Recent fiction, essays, poetry, and criticism have appeared in Bookforum, Full Stop, Consequence, Poetry Northwest, Mississippi Review, Seneca Review, Big Big Wednesday, and elsewhere.

Elizabeth Dark is the Associate Director of Programs at the Kenyon Review. Her essays have been published in journals like Ruminate, Curator, Blue Bear Review, and Riverteeth online. Before arriving at the Kenyon Review, she enjoyed teaching college writing courses and working at Paragraphs Bookstore.

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