- 11 months ago
This week, I asked followers of the show via the It's Lit Facebook and Instagram pages to post their favorite poem / flash-fiction / flash-creative-nonfiction piece along with the name of a song that they thought played nicely with it. Cohost Jocelyn Kapumealani Ng and I read the pieces on air and played the accompanying songs as part of promoting the concept of It’s Lit, which features writers to love and the music their work plays best around. And we got such dynamic materials, including original lit from Craig Santos Perez, Dana Marie, and Lenisi Pasi, and nominated lit authored by Imaikalani Kalahele, Maya Angelou, Suheir Hammad, Nayyirah Waheed, Lucille Clifton, Rabrindranath Tagore, Philip Levine, TC Boyle, and W.B. Yeats, among others! The musical choices that these authors and nominators chose to go with this lit were as diverse as the authors (and nominators), ranging from Kaʻau Crater Boys to Alicia Keyes to Tupac to Meshuggah. Enjoy!