Tune in on Thurs. Sept 24 at 1:10 PM for the next installment of RU's Inside the Writers House, when Writers House instructor Alex Dawson talks with Toni Jensen, author of Carry, a powerful, poetic memoir about what it means to exist as an indigenous woman in America, told in snapshots of the author’s encounters with gun violence. An NEA Creative Writing Fellowship recipient in 2020, Jensen's essays have appeared in Orion, Catapult and Ecotone. She teaches at the University of Arkansas and the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is Métis.
“Essential . . . We need more voices like Toni Jensen’s, more books like Carry.”—Tommy Orange, New York Times bestselling author of There There
“Carry explores the static and kinetic energies of the American gun—its ability to impose its terrible will from a locked box on a shelf or the hands of an active shooter. Jensen explores the gun’s tragic impact with heartfelt prose and deep intellect—on politics, on history, on Black and Indigenous bodies, on women’s bodies, and on children behind closed doors. Carry unfurls America’s long rap sheet. It is full of difficult and vital news, delivered right on time.”—Terese Marie Mailhot, New York Times bestselling author of Heart Berries
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ON DECK: SEPT 29 TUES. 9:50 AM (EST) MARYSE MEIJER (The Seventh Mansion). For more the complete schedule (20 authors!), click HERE.