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Commonplace: Conversations with Poets
Coming to you live for the first time at KGB Red Room, Commonplace: Conversations with Poets is a podcast series of intimate and captivating interviews by Rachel Zucker with poets and artists about quotidian objects, experiences or obsessions. Commonplace conversations explore the recipes, advice, lists, anecdotes, quotes, politics, phobias, spiritual practices, and other non-Literary forms of knowledge that are vital to an artist’s life and work. One feels, when listening to Commonplace, the pleasure of eavesdropping on the kind of unexpected, intriguing connections that only happen when interesting people sit together in a small room and talk about their real concerns and ordinary lives.
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Morgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015) and There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce (Tin House 2017). Her work has been published in the The Paris Review, Poetry, The New York Times, The Nation, Buzzfeed, and elsewhere. Her poetry has been anthologized in Why I Am Not A Painter, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, and Best American Poetry 2016. Parker is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow. She lives with her dog Braeburn in Brooklyn, NY. With Tommy Pico, she co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series, and with Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective. www.morgan-parker.com. (Photo credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths)
Rachel Zucker is the author of nine books, most recently, a memoir, MOTHERs, and The Pedestrians. Zucker teaches poetry at New York University and recently delivered a series of lectures on the intersection of poetry, confession, ethics and disobedience as part of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series. She started Commonplace in June of 2016.