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“On The Tour” With Nadine Pinede

Nadine reads from her new chapbook An Invisible Geography.

manatees

Photo: Jim P Reid, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (public domain image)

"A manatee is known by her scars. She wears them the way fish wear hooks in their mouths. She dives back down, not afraid of the dark." From the poem "Known by Her Scars."

“The geographical pilgrimage is the symbolic acting out of an inner journey. One can have one without the other. It is best to have both.”
–Thomas Merton

 

The daughter of Haitian immigrants and a first-generation American, Nadine Pinede, PhD, is a graduate of Harvard, Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar), Indiana University, and the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. Her recent publications include Haiti Noir and An Invisible Geography, which can be found through Finishing Line Press. She has received awards from the Brown Foundation, Elizabeth George Foundation, Hurston-Wright Foundation, and the Indiana Arts Commission.

On this extended podcast Nadine reads “Known by Her Scars,” ” Sand in the Eye,” “The Nave Faces North,” and “On the Tour.”

Links

Artswork Indiana

Becoming: What Makes a Woman

Lambi Fund of Haiti

Writers of Haiti

Audacity of Beauty

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