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Podcast: Chicago poet Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué on Madness

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are thrilled to present a dynamic conversation with Chicago-based poet and writer Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, author most recently of the poetry collection Madness (Nightboat Books, 2022). Gabriel was one of our Queer Poem-a-Day poets earlier this year, also featured on our podcast feed, and we are so… Read More

Presenting Queer Poem-a-Day 2022

We are so excited to launch the second year of our special Pride Month podcast series Queer Poem-a-Day. Exclusive to the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, which otherwise features interviews with authors and other notable people, Queer Poem-a-Day is the first daily-poetry podcast to focus exclusively on the LGBTQIA+ community. Once again we are thrilled to… Read More

Dr. Debbie Reese on Native Children’s Literature

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are honored to welcome Dr. Debbie Reese, a tribally enrolled Nambé Pueblo author and scholar. Dr. Reese is best known for her popular blog American Indians in Children’s Literature which “provides critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books.”  Our conversation offers an… Read More

Podcast: Poet Richie Hofmann Talks “A Hundred Lovers”

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are thrilled to welcome as our guest the poet Richie Hofmann, whose beautiful second collection A Hundred Lovers was just published by Knopf earlier this month. Hofmann is also the author of Second Empire (Alice James Books, 2015). He teaches at Stanford University and lives in… Read More

New Podcast Series: Queer Poem-a-Day

I’m very excited to announce a new daily podcast series launching this June from our library: Queer Poem-a-Day. For Pride Month, we're reinventing our regular podcast interview series as a daily poetry podcast featuring poems written and read by contemporary LGBTQIA+ poets. Our participating poets include established award-winners and emerging voices and the poems include… Read More

Podcast: Dr. Jason Oliver Chang on “Unmasking Yellow Peril”

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we were honored to welcome Dr. Jason Oliver Chang, Associate Professor of History, as well as Asian and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut.  Dr. Chang’s work encompasses many aspects, from academic writing to public advocacy. We use his zine “Unmasking Yellow Peril”… Read More

Podcast: Jasmon Drain, author of “Stateway’s Garden”

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, I have the honor of presenting a conversation with the author Jasmon Drain about his remarkable book of short stories, Stateway’s Garden. These linked stories explore characters who live in and are shaped by the Chicago public housing project Stateway Gardens, which was torn down… Read More

Podcast: Poet Dan Chiasson on his new book “The Math Campers”

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, I have the honor of presenting a conversation with acclaimed poet and critic Dan Chiasson about his newest book of poetry, The Math Campers. Dan Chiasson is the poetry critic for The New Yorker, a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, and… Read More

Dr. Kishonna Gray talks “Intersectional Tech” on the Podcast

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we have the honor of talking to Dr. Kishonna Gray, author of Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming (Louisiana State University Press). Dr. Gray is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Gender and Women’s Studies, and an affiliate in Black Studies at the University of… Read More

Cool Careers! A Special Youth Episode of the Podcast

This month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast is our first Youth and Family episode--with a theme of “Cool Careers!” Kary Henry, our School Outreach Coordinator, joins me as co-host to share interviews she conducted with a youth audience in mind. She hopes this episode will inspire fun conversations in your family about what… Read More

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