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 Dreams, Kong, 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.