Dead Parents Society

I am honored to be part of Jamie-Lee Josselyn's project, Dead Parents Society:

"Dead Parents Society is a podcast series from the Kelly Writers House about writing about the loss of a parent, hosted by University of Pennsylvania creative writing instructor Jamie-Lee Josselyn. We at Dead Parents Society are particularly interested in emerging writers who experienced their loss at a young age and whose writing and world view have been shaped, at least in part, by this. Our goal is to have frank, open conversation on a topic that many of us learned to be quiet or guarded about."

The podcast launched this week with a reading at the Kelly Writers House. Along with others who have written about the loss of a parent, I read from my essay "A Posture of Receptivity" and performed the song "Downpour." You can watch the livestream of that program here: 

And stay tuned for this summer, when I'll be featured on the Dead Parents Society podcast, reading from my essay "Eloquent Limbs" and performing the song "Books to be Buried In."