Radio Hour: Nikki Giovanni, Ego Plum, and “Girl in a Band”

This week’s show includes excerpts from Tom Lutz’s interview with legendary poet Nikki Giovanni, LARB contributing editor Dinah Lenney talks about Kim Gordon’s memoir Girl in a Band, Maria Bustillos interviews film and television composer Ego Plum, and Seth asks Tom and Laurie about the perils of editing at the Los Angeles Review of Books, especially when editing the work of friends.

Featuring Tom Lutz, Laurie Winer, and Seth Greenland. Produced by Jerry Gorin.


LARB Radio Hour airs every Wednesday at 8 p.m. on KPFK 90.7 Los Angeles.



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