This week’s reading is an essay by Elena Passarello about birdsong. But it’s also other stuff! We talk about writing that make you look at the world a bit differently, and writers who can make you care about things you never thought you cared about. In the second half of the show, we discuss a recent Twitter kerfuffle over writing and money and whether publishing a book can (or should) change your life.
The essay we discussed, “Of Singing,” was published in The Iowa Review, but is also available in Passerello’s 2012 collection, Let Me Clear My Throat, from Sarabande Books.
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