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Sundays, June 2, 2019, and June 9, 2019
“Writers on Writing” Radio Show
WNYE 91.5 FM
7:00 PM– 7:30 PM
Interview with Sean Anderson
With Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Listen at WMEC Radio: https://wmec.mec.cuny.edu
Dr. Brenda Greene interviews Sean Anderson, debut author of Alphabet City Blues (March 2019). Greene and Anderson discuss his poems and his life as an avid reader and writer. Through his poems, Anderson creates a fictional rendering of growing up on the Lower East Side (LES) of Manhattan and depicts powerful images that portray family, loss, and the impact of war, drugs, gangs, music, and gentrification on the lives of those who live in the LES. A sampling of his poems: “Our Neighbor’s Son Julio Has Fallen,” “If a Grandmother,” “If Art Is Revolution,” “Angels Are the Walls of Buildings All Around Us,” and “There Was This Frail Man” speak to the essence of his rendering of the LES. This collection of poems provides a personal story as well as a legacy of the LES.
About the Author
Sean Anderson is a writer and educator who has spent most of his life working to educate inner city youth. He holds a BA from Howard University, an MS from Queens College and an MFA from Brooklyn College. He is a recipient of the Himan Brown Award for Fiction as well as the North Country Institute and Retreat for Writers of Color Fellowship. He has published in the Killens Review of Arts & Letters and his collection of poems titled Alphabet City Blues is available on Amazon.