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Episode 349: Family Mysteries

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This week we’re talking about research-driven memoir writing, books that are difficult to pin down, and what it means to say that writing feels “poetic.”

Our reading was The Grave on the Wall, the prize-winning memoir by poet Brandon Shimoda, which begins with the author on a search to understand his grandfather’s life.

In the second half of the show, we talk about strategies for talking about student work that might be offensive or otherwise problematic.

As always, you can listen to the show right here on our site (stream or download below), or check us out in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts.

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Author: mikeingram25

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