Nickole Brown Episode: “Be Mean and Fight For it”

Aug 25, 2019, 05:00 PM

“I realized I had to go back to where I came from in order to find my voice. When I did, it was this mother tongue. It was my grandmother. It was my mama. It was then that the accent that I had to lose, I had to return to in order to speak my own poems.”

In our very first live episode, we talk with Nickole Brown about “totem objects,” literary code-switching, permission to return to one’s roots, and her special relationship with her grandmother who “might not be like your grandmother.” If Nickole’s poems drove, they would own a Prius with faux leopard-skin covered seats. 

Tune in at the episode’s halftime for this episode's writing challenge.