The Ultimate Volta

 This month's episode features Anthony and Cece talking with poet, Kyle Dargan, about his new collection, Anagnorisis (Northwestern University, 2018). Kyle talks his hopes for the new book (7:000), the meaning of Anagnorisis (12:45), and ending collections (27:30). In the Pop! section, the group talks Iron Heart and comic literature crossover (32:15), Madonna, Aretha Franklin (36:15) and Star Wars' Kelly Marie Tran's essay in the New York Times (40:00). Finally, in the Bang! section, our hosts and Kyle discuss their favorite movie endings (45:30).

Anagnorisis -

Ross Gay's "Within Two Weeks the African American Poet Ross Gay is Mistaken for Both the African American Poet Terrance Hayes and the African American Poet Kyle Dargan, Not One of Whom Looks Anything Like the Others":

Eve Ewing to Write Ironheart:

Like a Prayer Video:

Madonna "Tribute:"

Kelly Marie Tran: I Won’t Be Marginalized by Online Harassment:

Crazy Rich Asians:


Carlito’s Way (Starring Penelope Ann Miller, not Michelle Pfeiffer):

The Usual Suspects:

Escape from Planet of the Apes:

Yona Harvey, the first black female writer for Marvel

Kyle Dargan's poem "In 2016, the African-American Poet Kyle Dragan is Asked to Consider Writing More Like the African American Poet Ross Gay"

Kevin Young

EyeWear Publishing Scandal

Death of a Salesman play

Fatimah Asghar's book If They Come for Us