Episode 1: Maggie Nelson

Maggie Nelson has been published, and celebrated, as a poet, a memoirist, an essayist, an art critic. It's best just to call her a writer, or a woman of letters. Her most recent book The Art of Cruelty, an examination of images of violence in fine art, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She's also faculty at Cal Arts in Southern California.

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