Beth Kephart | My Life in Paper: Adventures in Ephemera

Recorded Nov 28, 2023
Direct Download: 20231128-bethkep.mp3

Renowned for her ability “to generalize from her personal experience to the greater human one” (The Washington Post), Beth Kephart is the author of more than 30 books across a wide range of genres, including poetry, young adult fiction, and, most notably, the memoir. These works include the award-winning how-to-guide Handling the Truth; A Slant of Sun, a National Book Award finalist; Love, an ode to all things Philly; and Wife | Daughter | Self, an interlocking essay collection about her various identities. A writing professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the co-founder of Junction workshops, she is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Pew Fellowship, and the Speakeasy Poetry Prize, among other honors. Exploring how various forms of paper tie to our memories, legacies, and inner archives, Kephart’s new illustrated memoir My Life In Paper was born from the aftermath of her father’s passing.

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