Eric and Medaya talk with queer writer Kristen Arnett about her knew novel, With Teeth, which centers on the troubled relationships between Sammie, her wife Monica and their son, Samson. As Samson grows up, it becomes clear that he isn't quite like the other children. He is emotionally aloof and prone o outbursts. As a teenager, he's even more of a mystery: a loner and a threat to the image of a normal family that Monica is so desperate to present to the world. As the stay at home Mom, and narrative focal point, Sammie is tasked with trying to understand both her mysterious son; and herself, as her marriage and seemingly every else begins to deteriorate around her - or so it seems. As With Teeth spins through its insightful portrayal of queer parenthood, the struggle for identity and autonomy amidst the disintegration of a marriage, Kristen Arnett keeps us guessing until the final moment when it appears that everything we think we know about Sammie, Monica, and Samson might be wrong. Also, Joan Silber, author of Secrets of Happiness, returns to recommend two recent novels: The Sun Collective by Charles Baxter; and The Boy in the Field by Margot Livesey.
In this week’s episode, Kendra talks with Kristen Arnett about her most recent novel, With Teeth, which out now from Riverhead.Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new books and extra book reviews!New Merch!Share your love for reading women authors with the world! Our custom Reading Women t-shirts are available several distinct styles with a wide range of colors and sizes so you encourage people reclaim the bookshelf!- SHOP -Books Mentioned With Teeth by Kristen Arnett Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett Kristen Recommends Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison Author BioKristen Arnett is the author of With Teeth: A Novel (Riverhead Books, 2021) and the NYT bestselling debut novel Mostly Dead Things (Tin House, 2019) which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction. She is a queer fiction and essay writer. She was awarded Ninth Letter's Literary Award in Fiction, has been a columnist for Literary Hub, and was a Spring 2020 Shearing Fellow at Black Mountain Institute. Her work has appeared at The New York Times, The Cut, Oprah Magazine, North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Buzzfeed, Electric Literature, McSweeneys, PBS Newshour, Bennington Review, The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her next book (an untitled collection of short stories) will be published by Riverhead Books (Penguin Random House). She has a Masters in Library and Information Science from Florida State University and currently lives in Miami, Florida.Website | TwitterBuy the BookCONTACTQuestions? Comments? Email us firstname.lastname@example.org. SOCIAL MEDIATwitter | Facebook | Instagram | WebsiteMusic by Miki Saito with Isaac Greene Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kristen Arnett is the author of With Teeth: A Novel (Riverhead Books, 2021) and the NYT bestselling debut novel Mostly Dead Things (Tin House, 2019) which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction. She is a queer fiction and essay writer. She was awarded Ninth Letter's Literary Award in Fiction, has been a columnist for Literary Hub, and was a Spring 2020 Shearing Fellow at Black Mountain Institute. Her work has appeared at The New York Times, The Cut, Oprah Magazine, North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Buzzfeed, Electric Literature, McSweeneys, PBS Newshour, Bennington Review, The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her next book (an untitled collection of short stories) will be published by Riverhead Books (Penguin Random House). She has a Masters in Library and Information Science from Florida State University and currently lives in Miami, Florida. You can find her on Twitter here: @Kristen_Arnett Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Kristen Arnett, author of With Teeth, which is published by our friends at Riverhead Books. Topics of discussion include parenting with a sense of helplessness, othering, being a queer and out parent in Florida, PE clothes that smell like dead feet, Walt Disney World, hearing your favorite music on insurance commercials, and much more. Copies of With Teeth can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING for members of Readers Club+.
24. Raising Confident and Unstoppable Daughters with guests Hillary Whalen and Kristen Arnett
Hey guys, Melissa here this week! Did you know that at the age of 9 your daughter has already reached the peak of her confidence? Research shows that from the ages 7-14 years old your daughter’s confidence naturally drops 30% of what it was. When our daughter Ivy turned 9 I knew I had to figure out how to preserve her excitement and confidence in life for as long as possible. We have two special guests on the show today Kristen Arnett and Hillary Whalen who are a part of Meant To Be Me a company. They are dedicated to helping parents intentionally empower their daughters with confidence. They provide classes that equip girls from 3rd-6th grade with tools that instill confidence and grow their self-esteem in real life experiences. You’ll hear from both Kristen and Hillary about how Meant To Be Me started, some of the tools they provide for classes, and how you can help boost your child’s confidence right from home. Kristen and Hillary give some great insight into how you can spot the signs that your daughter may need more support, areas that need to be addressed as your daughter grows, empowering them to fight negative thinking and how modeling self-love is one of the most important things you can do. Listen in as they talk about how Meant To Be Me has helped their own daughters and the one thing they love to see happen within a girl who was struggling with self-esteem. I hope this conversation is as encouraging to you as it was to me, I believe that we can empower our daughters and support our children to be confident in all that they do! For more information about Meant To Be Me or to get in touch check out the links below. Also, if you know another powerful parent who is raising daughters we invite you to share this episode with them today!Melissa More of What We Talk About: How Meant To Be Me got started The age range that girls confidence starts to drop Signs your daughter’s confidence is dropping 7 different topics Meant To Be Me uses to raise girls’ confidence What happens when you teach girls to fight negative thoughts A time where Kristen and Hillary saw the effect of Meant To Be The power of letting your kids sit in their feelings How you can boost your child’s confidence at home Being transparent with your child when you have emotion And much more! LINKS: Website: Meant To Be Me Instagram: Meant To Be Me Book: Confidence Code Book: Your Child's Self-Esteem Dove Self-Esteem Resources Jody Moore Coaching Website: familybrand.com Social: Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamilyBrandOfficial Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourfamilybrand YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCGu-7odB6gkPbyXpUIQLkrg Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurFamilyBrand Free course: familybrand.com/10steps Episode Minute By Minute: 0:02 What to expect today 1:38 Meet Hillary and Kristen 2:20 How Meant To Be Me was founded 5:27 The age range Hillary and Kristen specialize with 7:12 Fight off comparisons with purpose 7:44 Insecurity red flags to be looking for 11:12 The 7 pillars of Meant To Be Me 14:42 What age insecurely starts to set in 16:47 Favorite experiences through this process 19:23 The power of not trying to make things ‘better’ for your children 21:00 How to help your daughters build self-worth and confidence 25:33 Recourses every parent needs 28:04 Final advice and tips for parents
In this ravioli of an episode, we talk with queer literary icons Kristen Arnett and Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya! Do they show each other their WiP? Which writer talks to herself while writing? Did you know you could make your own writer's retreat in which you scare the shit out of yourself? Are there "trends" in queer writing right now? Most importantly, what cocktails go with their writing? And so much more! Name drops: Adam O'Fallon Price; Stephen King; Dantiel Moniz; Carmen Maria Machado; Julia Fine; Jenny Odell; Charles Portis.
This first episode of Long Distance, Literary Arts’ new podcast series, features an interview with author Kristen Arnett whose debut novel, Mostly Dead Things, was recently released in paperback by Tin House Books. In her conversation with Literary Arts’ Amanda Bullock, Arnett dives into the novel’s inspiration, including family dynamics and her obsession and deep research into taxidermy. They also discuss Florida, where the novel is set; what it means to be a “funny person;” and the books in which Arnett has found comfort and entertainment during this challenging moment in time. Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer. She won the 2017 Coil Book Award for her debut short fiction collection, Felt in the Jaw, and was awarded Ninth Letter‘s 2015 Literary Award in Fiction. She’s a columnist for Literary Hub and her work has either appeared or is upcoming at North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Electric Literature, Volume 1 Brooklyn, Bennington Review, Tin House Flash Fridays/The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Books Kristen Arnett mentions in this episode: Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America by R. Eric Thomas Godshot by Chelsea Bieker I Know You Know Who I Am by Peter Kispert The Carrying and Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón One D.O.A., and One On the Way by Mary Robison The post Long Distance with Kristen Arnett appeared first on Literary Arts.
031: “Gator Butchering for Beginners” by Kristen Arnett
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In this episode we discuss “Gator Butchering for Beginners” by Kristen Arnett. Can Kristine and JC handle the podcast without Rob during a pandemic? What can we learn from a piece of flash fiction that’s less than 600 words? What can we learn from an extended metaphor? How can we lead the reader to make […]
"Larger Than Life" with Saeed Jones, Kristen Arnett, and Ages and Ages
Live Wire with Luke Burbank
Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello share their fanciest little habits; writer and poet Saeed Jones reflects on growing up black and gay in North Texas and why coming out is still challenging for many people in America today; Kristen Arnett, author of "Mostly Dead Things," argues that everything is taxidermy, including our reconstructed memories; and indie rock band Ages and Ages perform “Needle and Thread.”
Billy the Swan, Kristen Arnett and Taxidermy in Florida
Wait Five Minutes
In the 1920s, the biggest celebrity in Orlando was a grumpy old swan. When he died, the city couldn't let him go. They had him stuffed and, to this day, he still exists in that taxidermy form. In the season two finale of Wait Five Minutes, we discuss taxidermy and memory with New York Times Best-Selling Author, Kristen Arnett, whose debut novel, Mostly Dead Things, came out earlier this year. Follow Wait Five Minutes on Twitter Follow Wait Five Minutes on Instagram Follow Wait Five Minutes on Facebook Email the show at email@example.com! Thank you to Kristen Arnett. You can read the article quoted in this episode right here. Check out her article in the New York Times, "Florida Women Are No Joke. I Should Know." Thank you to Olivia Matthews for lending her voice to this episode. You can check out her playwright work right here! Thank you to the Orange County Regional History Center and Melissa Procko for all of their help. Find out about the exhibits at the History Center and plan your visit at their website. Songs East Night by Lobo Loco Traveling Horse by Lobo Loco Desert Ghost Town by Lobo Loco Speedy Delta by Lobo Loco You Get The Blues by Lobo Loco Piano Parapentes by Lobo Loco Meet You Last Summer by Lobo Loco Brain - Instrumental Retro by Lobo Loco Hear more music from Lobo Loco here!