In Contrast In Contrast, explores culture in the making with host Ilan Stavans. Join us for a look at creativity and the creative process through the eyes of artists, activists, translators, writers, politicians and musicians, in a space that encourages diverse perspectives and where divergent voices can be heard.New episodes will be released on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
In Contrast

In Contrast

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In Contrast, explores culture in the making with host Ilan Stavans. Join us for a look at creativity and the creative process through the eyes of artists, activists, translators, writers, politicians and musicians, in a space that encourages diverse perspectives and where divergent voices can be heard.New episodes will be released on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.More from In Contrast »

Most Recent Episodes

Episode #30: Why Poetry - Matthew Zapruder

Matthew Zapruder is a poet, editor and translator. Why Poetry is an impassioned call to return to reading poetry and an argument for poetry's accessibility.

Episode #29: Exploring the Ramayana - Arshia Sattar

Arshia Sattar, author of Ramayana: An Illustrated Retelling , explores the Ramayana, the ancient Indian epic poem and its importance to today and cultures around-the-world.

Episode #28 - Our Face, Our Self-Ruth Ozeki

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest. Her 2013 novel, A Tale for Time-Being won the L.A. Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critic's Circle Award. The Face: A Time Code , a 2016 work of non-fiction, is a meditation on family, aging, race and the body.

Episode #27: Mourning with Words - Forrest Gander

Forrest Gander's book Core Samples of the World was a both Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle finalist. His new work of poems, Be With, written following the death of his wife, the noted poet C.D. Wright, explores the nature of loss and grief.

In Contrast Summer Update

In Contrast is taking a summer break this July. Look forward to the next episode released on August 8 with poet Forrest Gander. While you're waiting for the next release, explore some of our past episodes at nepr.net/incontrast .

Episode #26: The Endurance of the Uncanny - Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado is a writer of fiction, essays and criticism. Her debut collection of short stories, Her Body and Other Parties , was a National Book Award finalist.

Episode #25: Medicine & Poetry - Dr. Rafael Campo

Dr. Rafael Campo is a poet, essayist and physician. Campo practices internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. As a poet, Campo is the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Poetry award.

Episode #24: The End of Representation - Junot Diaz

Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. His novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Diaz is also the author of Drown and This is How You Lose Her . His most recent book is Islandborn , a children's book about immigration. This interview was recorded on March 2, 2018 when Diaz was at Amherst College for the annual Lit-Fest, a gathering of noted authors. On April 16, The New Yorker published Diaz's The Silence , The Legacy of

Episode #23 Israel's Targeted Assassinations - Ronen Bergman

Ronen Bergman is an Israeli journalist and author of Rise and Kill First , the Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations.

Episode #22: The Dream of Assimilation?-Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee immigrated from South Korea to New York as a child. She is the author of both fiction and nonfiction including two novels, Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko which was nominated for a National Book Award in 2017.

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