Episode 8 of LFTRR Explains the “First Page Test”
James J. Patterson is the reluctant scholar and on this (the eighth!) episode of Live from the Reading Room, he reads the from his essay of the same name. He also reads from books that have passed his "First Page Test" including "Night Train to Lisbon" by Pascal Mercier, "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Muse" by Jessie Burton, "The Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller, and "Confessions" by Jean-Jaques Rousseau.
Rose Solari’s style continues to evolve as she tackles more difficult poetic concepts. Hear her speak to poetry and song as “gifts,” detail Coleridge’s writing from a sick bed, remark on Frost’s famous “Directive”, and reminisce on Smokey Robinson in this new episode of Rose Reads.
MD Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri recieves a grant from Maryland Humanities for her long-running radio program and podcast, The Poet and The Poem.
James J. Patterson extends his string of excellent episodes concerning women writers of literature. On this, the fifteenth(!) episode of LFTRR, he looks at three contemporary novels dear to his heart, all of which feature strong-willed female characters.