In which Christopher talks to the marvelous Pakistani poet Harris Khalique about "literary traditions in Pakistan, the cultural influences of different cities, and the important role of women in Pakistani literature." Listen to the full talk here on Poetry Foundation.
Features and Media
Christopher Merrill and Charles Connerly have been awarded for their significant contributions to the University of Iowa during the Faculty and Staff Awards Banquet Oct. 6 at the Levitt Center for University Advancement. Find out the details of the award here.
A generous, and thoughtful, review of Flash Fiction International by Pedro Ponce. Read it here.
In an another edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Yashar Vasef and Niloufar Talebi, as well as Christopher about the Iran nuclear deal.
A nice review of Flash Fiction International. Read it here.
Another fine review of Flash Fiction International. Read it here.
Nancy Stohlman reviews Flash Fiction International, a collection of flash fiction edited by Christopher, saying, "One of the revelations I have as I engage with this collection is the uniqueness and distinction of culture and cultural interests and the universality of storytelling that crosses culture." Read the full review here.
Christopher talks to Leonard Schwartz of Jacket 2 about Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars. Check out the full interview now!
An episode called "Song of Myself: Walt Whitman in Other Words" in which are readings and discussion between Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Christopher Merrill and Sholeh Wolpé. Listen to it here.
A symposium arranged by Christopher's co-editor, Robbie Shepard, in which authors from the U.S., Mexico, Israel, New Zealand, India, Australia, and Brazil respond to questions on writing flash fiction (with some interesting rules!). Take a look here.