This week's show features the poetry of Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello and a musical playlist she curated to go with her work. Calabretta Cancio-Bello is the author of Hour of the Ox, which won the 2015 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and the 2016 Florida Book Award bronze medal. She has received poetry fellowships from Kundiman, the Knight Foundation, and the American Literary Translators Association. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets, Best Small Fictions, The New York Times, and at www.marcicalabretta.com.
Brief Statement about “A Working Theory of Eyes”: As a Korean American adoptee, I was left to navigate both the tangible and intangible differences between my Caucasian parents and myself. This piece examines the difficulties of reconciling my family’s love for me with ignorance over issues of heritage and microaggressions.
Full playlist for this episode: http://bit.ly/2zKtc8t