Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Welcome to Apostrophe Cast. This episode we bring you the life aquatic of Clane Hayward. In her first book, the brilliant memoir, The Hypocrisy of Disco, Clane creates an elegantly melancholy portrait of an early life shaped only by the twin forces of freedom and neglect as the child of 60's radicals. In her second memoir, Nothing Is Fixed, she invites the reader with poetic diction and brutal honesty into her adult life, in which she exchanged the directionless freedom of an unstructured youth for the structure and adventure of life in the United States Navy. Listen for the thunder. Please enjoy Clane Hayward.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Welcome to Apostrophe Cast. This episode we bring you the quizzical interrogatory of William Walsh. In this excerpt from his new book Questionstruck, a text composed entirely of questions extracted from the writings of Calvin Trillin, Walsh impresses upon us the incredible ability of questions to suggest a world through their hunger for answers. Even as the questions speak to each other, we despair of answering them. But the pleasure of inhabiting a beautifully unfinished and unfinishable world is a delight well worth the frustration. Please enjoy William Walsh.