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Ep. 55 The Art of Performance with Gabrielle Civil

Today we have performance artist, author, poet, and professor Gabrielle Civil on the podcast to discuss the creative process, books that bite, overachieving Black girls, and books in translation. We spend time discussing Performance Memoir as a genre and we hear about Gabrielle's books Swallow the Fish and Experiments in Joy.

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Swallow the Fish by Gabrielle CivilExperiments in Joy by Gabrielle CivilBecoming by Michelle Obama (Audiobook)Thick by Tressie McMillan CottomOld in Art Schoolby Nell PainterRita DoveRigoberto Gonzales Janet MockI'm So Fine by Khadijah Queens

Zetta ElliottNtozake ShangeNaomi Long MadgettWhen Fox is a Thousand by Larissa LaiSalt Fish Girl by Larissa LaiThe Island of Eternal Love by Daina ChavianoChildren of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiChildren of Vengeance and Virtue by Tomi AdeyemiBlack Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon JamesNalo HopkinsonTananarive DueOctavia E. ButlerA Wish After Midnight by Zetta ElliotKindred by Octavia E. ButlerHarriet JacobsSphinx by Anne GarrétaThe Bridge of Beyond by Simon Schwarz-BartMaud Martha by Gwendolyn BrooksMy Name is Asher Lev by Chaim PotockJane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte War and Peace by Leo TolstoyA Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon JamesMarcel ProustOn the Come Up by Angie ThomasColor Theory edited by Maya Gomez and Vreni Michelini-CastilloNo Archive Will Restore You by Julietta SinghSo You Want to be a Wizard by Diane DuaneWritten on the Body by Jeannette WintersonFreshwater by Akwaeke EmeziJhumpa LahiriHow to Complete and Survive A Doctoral Dissertation by David SternbergMy Body, The Buddhist by Deborah HayEnglish is Broken Here by Coco FuscoA Field Guide for Female Interrogators by Coco FuscoOut of Order, Out of Sight by Adrian PiperDirty River by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinhai Care Work by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-SamarasinhaiIf Beale Street Could Talk by James BaldwinSlow Holler Tarot DeckModern Tarot by Michelle TeaThe Creative Tarot by Jessa CrispinThe Magicians by Lev GrossmanLes Miserables by Victor HugoGerminal by Emilé ZolaOld Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. ElliottThe Return of the Native by Thomas HardyMadame Bouvary by Gustave FlaubertThe Woman Lit by Fireflies by Jim HarrisonYes Means Yes by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica ValentiPinocchio by Carlo CollodiDumbo by RH DisneyWild Beauty by Ntozake ShangeThe Elements of Style by William Strunken Jr. and E. B. White

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Les Miserables (Claude-Michel Schönberg,1980)

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