Interviewed by: Dennis Conrow
Catalog Number: 20100910
The Patterns of Paper Monsters by Emma Rathbone is a first-person account of a male juvenile delinquent’s struggle to do what is right amid a bureaucratic, unfeeling, and monotonous life in a detention center. Born in South Africa in 1980, Rathbone emigrated with her family in 1986. A graduate of the University of Virginia’s MFA program in 2006, Rathbone talks about the happy circumstances that led to the publication of this, her first novel, with New Letters on the Air’s assistant producer, Dennis Conrow.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Creighton University, she reads from her thir...
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