Saint Raymond Carver, Patron Saint of American MFA Programs

Saint Raymond Carver, Patron Saint of American MFA Programs

Live recording of The Austin Writing Workshop at “The Compound” in Austin, Texas on May 16, 2014. Topics discussed include: Raymond Carver’s “So Much Water So Close to Home,” the Jodie Foster/Matthew McConaughey movie “Contact,” a member-submitted story, and postmodern literature in general, including its practical and theoretical antecedents both in literature and philosophy. Cookies and coffee are also consumed during this podcast.

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