Perennials Podcast

Episode 5: Save the Bathwater with Marina Carreira

October 11, 2018

Poet Marina Carreira and I talk about her new full-length collection of poetry, Save the Bathwater (Get Fresh Books LLC, 2018), a book that draws from her experiences growing up in a Luso-American immigrant family in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey. Marina describes the immigrant experience of "existing in two places at once," and she brings honesty and tenderness to this portrait of a family that is raw, real and pulsing with life. Ultimately, she shows how love and forgiveness have shaped her relationship to her family, her culture, her own layered identities, and her work as an artist bent on justice. 

For more information about the episode and Marina, visit the Shownotes page.

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