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Sarah Manguso

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Artist Reunion, with Lauren Groff, Sheila Heti and Sarah Manguso

Shadow // Yaddo

When artists get together, conversation flows! Antics, disco, cocktails and more in this week’s celebration of our upcoming Yaddo Artist Reunion. Three fantastic writers who met at Yaddo discuss how peers influence each other: Lauren Groff, the bestselling author of six books of fiction, including Fates and Furies, Florida and her latest, Matrix; the ever-brilliant Sheila Heti, author of the novels Motherhood, How Should a Person Be and her forthcoming book, Pure Colour; and Sarah Manguso, the luminous author of eight books, including her upcoming novel, Very Cold People. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, Destiny’s Child (“Independent Women,” the Charles J Remix). Special thanks to Glenfiddich for sponsoring our Yaddo Artist Reunion.


7 Oct 2021

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Antioch LitCit #10 Sarah Manguso

LitCit: Antioch's Literary Citizen Podcast

Sarah Haas engages writer and mentor Sarah Manguso in a discussion about the need to write, concision and omission in regards to social justice, and Manguso’s forthcoming book Very Cold People. This episode was produced and mastered by Amy Mills Klipstine with graphic design by Lisa Croce.


7 May 2021

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SKYLIT: Jennifer L. Knox, "CRUSHING IT" w/ Sarah Manguso

Skylight Books Podcast Series

The poems in Jennifer L. Knox's darkly imaginative collection, Crushing It, unearth epiphanies in an unbounded landscape of forms, voices and subjects--from history to true crime to epidemiology--while exploring our tenuous connections and disconnections. From Merle Haggard lifting his head from a pile of cocaine to absurdist romps through an apocalypse where mushrooms learn to sing, this versatile collection is brimming with dark humor and bright surprise. Alongside Knox's distinctive surrealism, Crushing It also reveals autobiography in poems about love, family, and adult ADHD, and Knox's empathetic depictions of the ego's need to assert its precious, singular "I" suggest that a self distinct from the hive, the herd, the flock, is an illusion. With clear-eyed spirit, Crushing It swallows all the world, and then some. Knox is in conversation with American writer and poet Sarah Manguso. ________________________________________________ Produced by Maddie Gobbo & Michael Kowaleski Theme: "I Love All My Friends," a new, unreleased demo by Fragile Gang. Visit https://www.skylightbooks.com/event for future offerings from the Skylight Books Events team.


26 Oct 2020

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In conversation with Sarah Manguso

Lumina Journal

Sarah Manguso speaks with Lumina Journal about her books, 300 Arguments and Ongoingness: The End of a Diary. Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of 300 Arguments (2017), a work of aphoristic autobiography. Her other nonfiction books include Ongoingness: The End of a Diary (2015), an essay on self-documentation, motherhood, and time; The Guardians (2012), an essay on friendship and suicide; and The Two Kinds of Decay (2008), an essay on living with chronic illness. Her work has been supported by Hodder and Guggenheim fellowships and the Rome Prize, and her books have been translated into six languages. She lives in Los Angeles.


26 May 2020

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Susan Steinberg, "MACHINE" w/ Sarah Manguso

Skylight Books Podcast Series

Susan Steinberg’s first novel, Machine, is a dazzling and innovative leap forward for a writer whose most recent book, Spectacle, gained her a rapturous following. Machine revolves around a group of teenagers—both locals and wealthy out-of-towners—during a single summer at the shore. After a local girl drowns, the narrator tries to piece together what happened and struggles to find mooring in the aftermath. In formally daring prose, Steinberg captures the violence of desire and its reverberations. The restless rhythm of the novel propels a sharply drawn narrative that ferociously interrogates gender, class, privilege, and the disintegration of identity in the shadow of trauma. Machine is the kind of novel--relentless and bold--that only Susan Steinberg could have written.  Steinberg is in conversation with Sarah Manguso, the author of seven books including Ongoingness, The Guardians, and The Two Kinds of Decay.


23 Sep 2019

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Julie Orringer, "THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIO", w/ Sarah Manguso

Skylight Books Podcast Series

In 1940, Varian Fry--a Harvard educated American journalist--traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for thirteen months, working under the veil of a legitimate relief organization to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and set up an underground railroad that led over the Pyrenees, into Spain, and finally to Lisbon, where the refugees embarked for safer ports. Among his many clients were Hannah Arendt, Franz Werfel, André Breton, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall.  The Flight Portfolio opens at the Chagalls' ancient stone house in Gordes, France, as the novel's hero desperately tries to persuade them of the barbarism and tragedy descending on Europe. Masterfully crafted, exquisitely written, impossible to put down, this is historical fiction of the very first order, and resounding confirmation of Julie Orringer's gifts as a novelist. Orringer is in conversation with Sarah Manguso, the author, most recently, of 300 Arguments (2017), a work of aphoristic autobiography.

1hr 1min

5 Jun 2019

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Sarah Manguso: 300 Arguments

42 Minutes

42 Minutes 329: Sarah Manguso - 300 Arguments - 03.05.2019Today for 42 minutes, the program considers life writing with author, Sarah Manguso. Her most recent book, 300 arguments was published by Graywolf in 2017. Sarah appears at Treefort Saturday, March 23rd from 2 to 3 pm at The Owyhee and on Sunday, March 24th from noon to 2 at The Owyhee first floor cafe space.Topics Include: Treefort, Storyfort, The Cabin, Mary Oliver, Patter, Poets, Prose, Boston, 17th C.,Outsider, America In A Nutshell, DFW, Infinite Jest, Obligation, Sync Blog, Credible Narrative, Destiny, Bookclub, Time, Literary Philosophy, Grief, Suffering, Plato, World Center For Birds of Prey, Graywolf.http://www.sarahmanguso.com

22 May 2019

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42 Minutes Episode 329: Sarah Manguso

Sync Book Radio from thesyncbook.com

Topics: Treefort, Storyfort, The Cabin, Mary Oliver, Patter, Poets, Prose, Boston, 17th C.,Outsider, America In A Nutshell, DFW, Infinite Jest, Obligation, Sync Blog, Credible Narrative, Destiny, Bookclub, Time, Literary Philosophy, Grief, Suffering, Plato, ...

1hr 53mins

19 Mar 2019

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Episode 37: Sheila Heti and Sarah Manguso

Commonplace: Conversations with Poets (and Other People)

Rachel Zucker talks with Sheila Heti and Sarah Manguso about literary friendship, Sarah’s two recent books, Sheila’s manuscript in progress, maternal ambivalence, uncertainty, sacrifice of self, envy, curiosity, being a daughter, attachment and unattachment, shame, the sickening state of wondering whether or not to have children, abandonment, money, the things we cannot choose, choosing intolerable feelings, whiteness, class, the poetics of motherhood, purity, polluted writing, and motherhood as a sexuality category. EXTRA MATERIALS FOR EPISODE 37 Books by Sheila HetiMotherhood (Henry Holt & Co., 2018)All Our Happy Days Are Stupid (McSweeney’s Publishing, 2015)Women in Clothes (Blue Rider Press, 2014), edited with Heidi Julavits and Leanna ShaptonThe Middle Stories (McSweeney’s Publishing, 2012)How Should a Person Be? (Henry Holt & Co., 2012)We Need A Horse (Mcsweeney’s McMullens, 2011)The Chairs Are Where the People Go (FSG, 2011)Ticknor (FSG, 2006)Books by Sarah MangusoProse300 Arguments (Graywolf, 2017)Ongoingness: The End of a Diary (Graywolf, 2015)The Guardians: An Elegy (FSG, 2012)The Two Kinds of Decay (FSG, 2008)Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape (McSweeney's Books, 2007)PoetrySiste Viator (Four Way Books, 2006)The Captain Lands in Paradise (Alice James Books, 2002) Other Books, Writers & Artists Mentioned in the EpisodeMolly PeacockAmanda SternYaddoDavid LehmanCynthia OzickCarmen Giménez SmithEula BissAnnie DillardMaggie NelsonHeidi JulavitsCarrot Top by Jules Renard (FSG, 1975)Paradise, Piece by Piece by Molly Peacock (Riverhead, 1998)100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write by Sarah Ruhl (FSG, 2015)Museum of Accidents by Rachel Zucker (Wave Books, 2009) Other Relevant LinksSheila Heti interviews Wayne Koestenbaum, Matthew Rohrer & Rachel Zucker for The Believer Conversation between Rachel and Sarah about motherhood in Candor MagazineVideo of Rachel giving birth to her son JudahSarah Manguso’s essay, The Great Shattering, in Harper’s Magazinefrom A Kentucky of Mothers by Dana Ward

2hr 16mins

19 Sep 2017

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An Interview with Sarah Manguso

The Loft Podcast

In this episode, author Sarah Manguso joins the regular Loft Podcast contributors for a discussion about her newest book, 300 Arguments (published by Graywolf Press). The book is a series of profound, exploratory tiny essays, or arguments from this award-winning writer. Also discussed: brevity in prose, Hot Tub Time Machine, grief, and so much more. 


2 May 2017