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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

Podcast: LYNX Project’s New Album With Lyrics by Neurodiverse Writers

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we’re celebrating a new album, beautiful small things, from the LYNX Project, a Chicago-based non-profit that uses the form of contemporary classical art song to connect with diverse communities.  beautiful small things features songs from the LYNX Project’s Amplify Series, which takes texts written by primarily non-speaking… 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

Podcast: Poet Lisa Hiton Discusses New Book “Afterfeast”

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, I am thrilled to present a conversation with Lisa Hiton on the occasion of the publication of her debut full-length poetry collection, Afterfeast. Selected by the poet Mary Jo Bang as the winner of the Dorset Prize for Poetry, Afterfeast is published by Tupelo Press.  Lisa Hiton… 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: Jordan Melic’s YA Novel about Singapore History

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are very happy to welcome author Jordan Melic to discuss his fascinating debut novel A Tree to Take Us Up to Heaven. A Young Adult novel combining adventure, history, and mythology, A Tree to Take Us Up to Heaven follows siblings Ah Ti and… Read More

Antiracist Educator Christine Saxman on the DPL Podcast

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we welcome racial and social justice facilitator Christine Saxman to discuss the question, “how can white people accelerate racial justice?”  Christine describes herself as a “white woman fighting for racial justice and anti-racism as long as this social construct of race exists.” She has worked… Read More

The Bulls’ “Last Dance” in Deerfield With K.C. Johnson on the Podcast

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we welcome K.C. Johnson, Bulls Insider for NBC Sports Chicago, to discuss The Last Dance and memories of the Chicago Bulls in Deerfield.  One of the things keeping many sports fans (and non-sports fans!) going during these months of quarantine is The Last Dance, ESPN’s… Read More

Author Rosellen Brown on the Podcast – Part 2

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are very happy to share the second part of our conversation with acclaimed author Rosellen Brown.  I spoke to Rosellen earlier this year in her home in Hyde Park, on the occasion of the recent publication of her novel The Lake on Fire (Sarabande… Read More

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