Award-winning Cave Canem poet Imani Tolliver joins LARB’s Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn to read from, and talk about, her powerful new book, Runaway: A Memoir in Verse. The powerful, emotive conversation (recorded on Imani’s birthday!) focuses on the redemptive role that verse, the community of poets, Howard University, the World Stage, coming out, and romantic partnership have all played in Imani’s life, all of which gets reflected in her beautifully empowering words. Also, author Danzy Senna returns to recommend Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter, a short taught novel written before the more celebrated Neopolitan Novels.
LARB Radio Hour: Imani Tolliver “Runaway: A Memoir in Verse”; plus Elena Ferrante’s “The Lost Daughter”
By LARB AV - August 25, 2017