Bust the Canon Episode on XRAY.FM

A new episode of Bust the Canon, every fourth Monday at 1pm (Pacific) on XRAY.FM

A show where I talk to writers about writers they love, specifically highlighting authors that are lesser known, under-appreciated, and working outside the prescribed literary canon that many of us were educated about.

Every month, I talk with one writer. We discuss what they’re hard at work on, what’s one writer from the past we should know about, one writer from the future we should get excited about, and one way we might begin to break down the established canon ourselves.


Bust the Canon on XRAY.FM – Episode No. 2 with Kristen Millares Young

On the second episode of Bust the Canon, I’ll be talking with Seattle-based author and journalist Kristen Millares Young.

Kristen will share with us an author from the past, an up and coming author, and a few other names in between. Also, as always, we’ll look at ways we might try to break down the established canon as readers, writers, teachers and citizens.

Tune in every 4th Monday at 1pm (Pacific Time).


(If you missed the first episode with Kesha Ajose-Fisher, check it out here.)


BUST THE CANON – Amplify Women on XRAY FM – Books Discussed

Thanks for tuning in today in International Women’s Day to listen to the interview with Portland author Kesha Ajose-Fisher.

This program was gratefully funded by a grant from RACC in its original inception. Thanks to RACC for helping to make this idea come to life.

Here’s a list of the books and authors mentioned in today’s conversation with Kesha:

Kesha Ajose-Fisher – No God Like the Mother
Abi Daré – The Girl with the Louding Voice
Destiny Birdsong – Negotiations
Heidi W. Durrow – The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
James Baldwin
Zora Neale Hurston

I urge you to purchase your books, whenever possible, from local, independent bookstores, women-owned bookstores, BIPOC-owned bookstores, or directly from the author.

If you live in the Portland area, here are a few ideas:
Third Eye Books
Broadway Books
Up, Up Books
Annie Blooms Books
Forest Avenue Press