Susan Griffin on Wrestling With the Angel of Democracy

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Thu, 11/13/2008

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with poet, essayist, playwright and screen writer Susan Griffin about her new book Wrestling with Angel of Democracy, the Autobiography of an American Citizen.  Griffin is known for her innovative style. Her groundbreaking book Woman and Nature is an extended prose-poem. A Chorus of Stones, the Private Life of War, blends history and memoir as does Wrestling with Angel of Democracy, the Autobiography of an American Citizen her most recent book. This work explores the state of mind that engenders and sustains democracy. Griffin draws connections between the destruction of nature, the diminishment of women and racism, and traces the causes of war to denial in both private and public life, her work moves beyond the boundaries of form and perception.

 

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