Letters and Politics

The Return of Mass Shootings in America & Funeral Diva

Part 1 – The Return of the Mass Shootings

Guest: Patrick Blanchfield is a writer and journalist who writes about gun violence, trauma, and masculinity. He is also an associate faculty member at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. His book, Gunpower: The Structure of American Violence, will be released by Verso Books this coming winter.

 

Part 2 – A Pandemic of Two Tales & Funeral Diva

Guest: Pamela Sneed is award winning writer, poet, and performer.  She is the author of Sweet DreamsKong, Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom than Slavery, and most lately, Funeral Diva.  She is online faculty at Chicago’s School of the Art Institute teaching Human Rights and Writing Art.  Her work is widely anthologized and appears in Nikki Giovanni’s, The 100 Best African American Poems.  She has performed at the Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Poetry Project, NYU and Pratt Universities, Smack Mellon Gallery, The High Line, Performa, Danspace, The Bessies, Performance Space, Joe’s Pub, The Public Theater, SMFA, and BRIC.

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Herbie HancockFat Mama (Remastered Album Version)Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. RecordingsRhino/Warner Bros.
Elijah RobertRedemption's Last ChanceThe Past of BurdensExc3ssive R3cords
Herbie HancockFat Mama (Remastered Album Version)Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. RecordingsRhino/Warner Bros.
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