Fiona Wright’s work resists classification in the best way. Through some magic combination of essay and poetry—by both zeroing in and staying open—she reveals the beauty, grief and absurdity that makes up our lives. In this episode we talk about her latest project, the recurring themes in her work, how she thinks about narrative, and the fact that she’s actually hilarious.
- Fiona’s books Knuckled, Small Acts of Disappearance, Domestic Interior and The World Was Whole, all from Giramondo.
- Anne Boyer’s The Undying and my episode about it.
- James Bradley’s essay An Ocean and an Instant.
- Fiona’s reading of Crisis Poem as part of the States of Poetry.