Episode 1

Heidi Durrow, author of the novel, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky.

Episode 2

Remica L. Bingham, poet and author of Conversion, winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Prize for Poetry.

Episode 3

Kelly Norman Ellis, poet and author of Tougaloo Blues.

Episode 4

Julie Buckner Armstrong, the editor of The Civil Rights Reader.

Episode 5

Mitchell L. H. Douglas, poet and author of Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem, nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Poetry.

Episode 6

Imani Perry, Professor and author of Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop.

Episode 7

“Symphony,” a poetry collective of authors John Murillo, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Randall Horton, and Marcus Jackson.

Episode 8

Conducted on June 27, 2010. A celebration of what would have been the 74th birthday of the late poet Lucille Clifton. I talk with poets Elizabeth Alexander, Nikky Finney, Lyrae Van Clief Stefanon, Kelly Norman Ellis, and Sidney Clifton, the daughter of Lucille Clifton.

Episode 9

Conducted on May 17, 2011. A conversation with novelist Tayari Jones about her latest project, Silver Sparrow.