Letters and Politics

A History of Blindness: From Homer to Hellen Keller to Ray Charles

Guest:  M. Leona Godin is a writer, performer, and educator who is blind. She is the author of the book There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness.  

Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesPlayboyO, The Oprah Magazine; and Catapult, where she writes the column “A Blind Writer’s Notebook.”  She was a 2019 Logan Nonfiction Fellow and has written and produced two theatrical productions: The Star of Happiness, based on Helen Keller’s time performing in vaudeville, and The Spectator and the Blind Man, about the invention of braille.  Aromatica Poetica is her online magazine dedicated to the Arts & Sciences of Smell & taste.

 

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Herbie HancockFat Mama (Remastered Version)Fat Mama (Remastered Version)WMG - Warner Jazz
Herbie HancockBring Down the Birds (Outtake)Blow-Up (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)WMG - WaterTower Music
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