An occasional series in which writers speak for themselves.
Director of the Women’s Studies Department and a professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Julie Carr is also author of Mud, Blood, and Ghosts: Populism, Eugenics, and Spiritualism in the American West. University of Houston professor Cristina Rivera Garza calls the book “an outstanding, genre-bending family memoir…Written with the prowess of a scholar and full of the insightfulness and precision of a poet, [it] takes us simultaneously back to the nineteenth-century family origins of this story and into our turbulent present, where the urgent beating of land taken reverberates aloud.” Carr discussed Mud, Blood, and Ghosts with David Mason during a two-part interview in July.
This podcast comes courtesy of WYPL Book Talk in Memphis. Listen to part one here.