Today on The Missouri Review Soundbooth Podcast and as part of our Unbound Book Festival author interview series, we talk with writer Molly McCully Brown. Molly is the author of The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics and Feebleminded (Persea Books, 2017) which won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize. Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Pleiades, The Adroit Journal, Image, TriQuarterly Online, Kenyon Review, The Rumpus, Meridian and elsewhere. Raised in rural Virginia, she holds degrees from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Stanford University. Currently, she is a John and Renée Grisham Fellow at the University of Mississippi.
Listen to us chat about her recent book of poems, our mutual love for authors Sarah Manguso and Amy Leach, and the role of primary research in the writing process.
Learn more about Molly’s work at https://mollymccullybrown.com/.
Interview conducted by TMR Audio Editor Traci Cox.
Podcast edited by TMR Audio Intern Emily Standlee