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TMR 12.1 “Obituary” [CARS ON FIRE]

Season 12 of the Two Month Review kicked off with Cristina Rodriguez from Deep Vellum Bookstore joining Chad and Brian to talk about the first section of Mónica Ramón Ríos and Robin Myers’s Cars on FireThey talk about The Gits, “Dead Men Don’t Rape,” the connections between academy and power structures, how “timely” this connection is, the clarity of the prose, and much more.

In honor of Mia Zapata, this week’s music is “Another Shot of Whiskey” by The Gits.

If you’d prefer to watch the conversation, you can find it on YouTube along with all our past episodes. The next broadcast will be on June 10th. Mónica Ramón Ríos will be the special guest, and we’ll focus on pages 64-151.

Follow Open Letter, Chad Post, and Brian Wood for random thoughts and information about upcoming guests.

Be sure to order Brian’s book, Joytime Killbox, which is now officially available at better bookstores everywhere thanks to BOA Editions. And you can get 20% off Cars on Fire by using the code 2MONTH at checkout. (Offer only good in the U.S., since we can’t ship overseas, but to be honest, we can’t ship right now! Order it from Bookshop.org.)

You can also support this podcast and all of Open Letter’s activities by making a tax-deductible donation through the University of Rochester.



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