Up Next: 2022 National Book Award Finalist Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, author of the book-length poem, Look at This Blue.
We’re talking with Thomas Q. Morín about his memoir, Let Me Count The Ways. We’ll also discuss the craft and business of writing.
Let Me Count the Ways is the memoir of a journey into obsessive-compulsive disorder, a mechanism to survive a childhood filled with pain, violence, and unpredictability. Morín’s compulsions were a way to hold onto his love for his family in uncertain times until OCD became a prison he struggled for decades to escape. Tender, unflinching, and even funny, this vivid portrait of South Texas life challenges our ideas about fatherhood, drug abuse, and mental illness.
Up Next: We’re discussing Jill Alexander Essbaum’s Hausfrau: A Novel. Poet, writer, and educator Jessica Piazza will be in discussion with Jill about the craft and business of writing.
Up Next: We’re reading and discussing Laurie Ann Guerrero’s collection of poems in the TCU Texas Poets Laureate Series: I have Eaten the Rattlesnake. The discussion will be moderated by Xelena González, the upcoming title Remembering (Simon & Schuster, 2023).
We’re reading and discussing Deb Olin Unferth’s novel Barn 8 (Graywolf, 2020), named a best book of 2020 by NPR, Slate, Austin Chronicle, and Literary Hub. This session will be moderated by Elizabeth McCracken, the author of seven books, including Thunderstruck & Other Stories and The Souvenir Museum.