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Episode 367: Best American Short Stories, 1969

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This week we continue our Winter of Wayback season by checking out a couple stories from the Best American Short Stories anthology. We intentionally chose authors we didn’t know anything about, though it turns out both writers went on to fairly celebrated careers, albeit in different genres. Norma Klein was a beloved YA author, often compared to Judy Blume, though she died at the tragically young age of 50. Jack Cady, meanwhile, won numerous awards for his horror and sci fi novels and spent a couple decades teaching in the Pacific Northwest.

Also this week: The poetry of 1968 gets political, in a way that feels very similar to 2021.

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