The Last Cigarette on Earth: A Book of Poems by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Premiere DateNov 30, 2017
00:00 Book Talk Opening
02:48 Episode Intro (Music: "Mikan" by Spirit Fest
08:05 Cowboy Stories Delicate Steve
10:07 Interview with Benjamin Alire Sáenz Part 1
26:06 Tattered Delicate Steve
29:14 Interview with Benjamin Alire Sáenz Part 2
43:05 Peaches Delicate Steve
46:19 Book Talk Outro: Kory French
48:40 Friends Delicate Steve
52:15 Finish

Winner of the Pen/Faulkner and Lambda Awards for Fiction, this is Sáenz’ first book of poems in years.  Eileen Myles, Poet and Novelist, says of this collection: “Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s poems are ballads. They’re stories but they also have a whiff of the life sailing by from the car just passing with the radio on. It’s music in stores selling stuff and suddenly it’s inside your heart too painful to ignore. His tunes are wild and brave.”

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Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…