S4E5: A Language for Healing and Tenderness

02 Jun 2022
S4E5: A Language for Healing and Tenderness

In our fifth episode of season four, Barbara Boswell interviews Natalie Diaz and vangile gantsho about their poetry.

Barbara Boswell is an author, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English Literary Studies at the University of Cape Town. Natalie Diaz is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry collection is When My Brother Was an Aztec (Copper Canyon Press), and her second book is Postcolonial Love Poem (Graywolf Press). vangile gantsho is a healer, poet and co-founder of impepho press. She is the author of two poetry collections: red cotton (2018) and Undressing in Front of the Window (2015).

They contemplate art and healing, sensualities, the violence of the English language as well as how it is transformed by those who speak it. 

In this episode we stand in solidarity with Go Sherab Gyatso, a Tibetan monk, writer, educator and public intellectual. You can learn more about his case here: https://gosherabgyatso.com

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