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James Heffernan on Leopold Bloom and his Adulterous Molly: Can this Marriage be Saved? 15 June 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation Meeting House in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 15, 2014.

James Heffernan on Leopold Bloom

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of the Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and many cities around the world. This year, we celebrated Bloomsday on Sunday, 15 June at the New Mexico History Museum with a lecture by Professor James Heffernan.

James Heffernan, Professor Emeritus from Dartmouth College, has written extensively on James Joyce, particularly his Ulysses. For the Teaching Company he has taped 24 lectures on Ulysses and another 24 on great authors from Wordsworth to Camus. Yale University Press has just published his latest book, Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature. For more, see www.jamesheff.com.

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Colm Tóibín with Michael Silverblatt, 21 May 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 21, 2014.

Colm Tóibín with Michael Silverblatt

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

Colm Tóibín is one of the most distinct and multi-layered voices in modern Irish fiction, noting, “I think fiction lends itself to messiness rather than the ideal, and plays well with the ironies surrounding what happens versus what should happen.” Aside from being a novelist, he is also a playwright, essayist, editor and journalist. Two of his books, The Blackwater Lightship and The Master, a novel depicting the interior life of writer Henry James, were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and his play The Testament of Mary was nominated for a 2013 Tony Award.

Tóibín’s Love in a Dark Time: And Other Explorations of Gay Lives and Literature considers the topic through the lives and works of notable cultural figures such as Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Bishop and Pedro Almodóvar. He is a member of Aosdána: the Irish Association of Artists and currently teaches creative writing at Columbia University.

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Sandra Steingraber with Laura Flanders, 7 May 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 7, 2014.

Sandra Steingraber with Laura Flanders

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., is an ecologist, author, and cancer survivor and an internationally recognized authority on the environmental links to cancer and human health. Her acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment presents her research on, and personal experience with, environmental pollution and cancer. Originally published in 1997, with a second edition in 2010, it has been adapted into a documentary. She has also written Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood and recently, Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis.

In March 2013, Steingraber was arrested along with other protesters for demonstrating against the Inergy natural gas facility in upstate New York, where she lives, to protest “the industrialization of the Finger Lakes”. Heralded as “the new Rachel Carson,” she speaks extensively and is a columnist for Orion magazine.

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Benjamin Alire Sáenz with Cecilia Ballí, 16 April 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 16, 2014.

Benjamin Alire Sáenz with Cecilia Ballí

This event was part of the Lannan Literary Series

Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s latest book, Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club, is a collection of stories whose characters are all tied in one way or another to this famed watering hole on the Avenida Juárez, where the author says, “people go when they’re in trouble, when they’re looking for trouble or when they’re trying to get out of trouble.” A prolific writer and master of many genres, his books include the novel Carry Me Like Water, the young adult book Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood, and the poetry collection Dark and Perfect Angels.

Named one of 2010’s “Fifty of the Most Inspiring Authors in the World” by Poets & Writers magazine, Sáenz studied philosophy and theology and was a Wallace E. Stegner fellow in poetry at Stanford University. Born in Old Picacho, New Mexico in 1954, Sáenz has been a member of the faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso since 1992.

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Dave Zirin with David Barsamian, 2 April 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 2, 2014.

Dave Zirin with David Barsamian

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Dave Zirin, widely published independent sports journalist, author, sports editor for The Nationmagazine and host of Edge of Sports Radio, has brought his blend of sports and politics to multiple television and radio programs, including MSNBC, CNN, ESPN’s Outside the Lines, C-SPAN’s BookTV, Democracy Now! and National Public Radio. Zirin is well known for his book The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World. His other books include What’s My Name, Fool?; A People’s History of Sports in the United States; Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love; and the recent Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. His new book, forthcoming in May 2014, is Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics and the Future of Democracy.

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Trevor Paglen with Rebecca Solnit, 19 March 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 19, 2014.

Trevor Paglen with Rebecca Solnit

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Trevor Paglen is a photographer whose work deliberately blurs the lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. His subjects include experimental geography, state secrecy, military symbology, and visuality. He is the author of Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes (co-authored by Rebecca Solnit); Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights; and Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World, among other books. His most recent work, The Last Pictures, is a meditation on the intersections of Deep Time (the concept of geologic time), politics, and art. Paglen’s visual work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tate Modern; the Walker Art Center; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions.

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Carrie Fountain with Naomi Shihab Nye, 16 March 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 16, 2014, as part of Lannan’s Poetry Sundays.

Carrie Fountain with Naomi Shihab Nye

Carrie Fountain’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House, and Poetry, among other publications. Her debut collection, Burn Lake, was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner and was published in 2010 by Penguin. Born and raised in Mesilla, New Mexico, Fountain received her MFA as a fellow at the James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas and teaches at St. Edward’s University in Austin, where she lives with her husband, the playwright Kirk Lynn, and their two children. Her second collection, Instant Winner, will be published by Penguin in October of 2014.

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Greg Grandin with Avi Lewis, 26 February 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 26, 2014.

Greg Grandin with Avi Lewis

Greg Grandin is a professor of history at New York University, where he teaches U.S. foreign policy in Latin America. His new book is The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom and Deception in the New World. The talk was followed by a conversation with Avi Lewis.

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Greg Grandin is a professor of history at New York University and is the author of several books on Latin America, including A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence during Latin America’s Long Cold War; Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism; and Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City. Grandin has published extensively on issues of revolution, popular memory, U.S.-Latin American relations, photography, genocide, truth commissions, human rights, disease, and political violence. His new book is The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom and Deception in the New World.

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Going On by Peter Reading – Audio

Going On, Peter Reading, 1985
Publisher: Bloodaxe (included in Collected Poems 2: Poems 1985-1996)

Graphic for Peter Reading, Going On

“What he [Peter Reading] uniquely had was an obsessive craftsmanship, at ease with every kind of verse-form, matched with a macabre, bizarre sense of humour. He relished the stately and the ceremonial, as much as he kept his ears open for the demotic, the inarticulate, the speechless.” — Anthony Thwaite, The Independent, December 2011

Portions of this podcast are explicit and may contain adult language.

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George Saunders with Joel Lovell, 12 February 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 12, 2014.

George Saunders with Joel Lovell

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

George Saunders has written, “The land of the short story, is a brutal land, a land very similar, in its strictness, to the land of the joke.” His story collections, including CivilWarLand in Bad Decline and Pastoralia, feature characters who speak in a strangely futuristic language, often abbreviated, part sales pitch, part self-help, and are found in environs like twisted amusement parks and ridiculous theme restaurants. Saunders’ unflappable humanity for his characters, the haves and the have-nots, no matter how wretched they may be, leaves the reader hopeful. He said, “I think our brains basically came off the same assembly line, and that this is maybe one of the ways that fiction does what it does, even though we are all different people, different genders, with different backgrounds.” Saunders’ most recent story collection is Tenth of December.

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