Drain Songs, by Grant Maierhofer (FC2, 2019)

“Lifers,” by Grant Maierhofer, from his collection Drain Songs, published by FC2 in 2019. Read by Mia Ellis. In the second part of the program, Grant is joined by Lucy Corin.

Grant Maierhofer is the author of Works (11:11 Press), Peripatet (Inside the Castle), Drain Songs (FC2), and others. His next book, Shame, is forthcoming from FC2 in 2022, alongside an experiment whose title is far too long to print here, on Inside the Castle. His shorter work is available via New Sinews, Terraform, and elsewhere. He teaches at Washington State University and lives in Moscow, Idaho, with his family.

Lucy Corin is the author of the short story collections One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses (McSweeney’s) and The Entire Predicament (Tin House) as well as a novel, Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls (FC2). The Swank Hotel, her second novel, is forthcoming from Graywolf. She was an American Academy of Arts and Letters Rome Prize winner and an NEA fellow in literature. She lives in Berkeley, California, and teaches at UC Davis.

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