Saeed Jones is a poet whose debut collection Prelude to Bruise was named a 2014 finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry.
Corporations have spoken out against the new restrictive voting law in Georgia, but to what end? Sam talks to Slate writer Dahlia Lithwick about whether that tactic actually effects change—and whether it's just a performance. Plus, Sam talks to author and historian Jules Gill-Peterson about the historic flood of anti-trans bills in state legislatures and how these bills echo anti-gay rhetoric of the past. Then, friends of the show Saeed Jones and Zach Stafford join Sam to play Who Said That.— Read Dahlia Lithwick's Slate article, "The Problem with Boycotting Georgia"You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at samsanders@npr.org.
Original release date: Feb. 10, 2020. Writer Saeed Jones sits down with Cameron to discuss connecting with readers of his work, platonic friendship, and giving and receiving compliments.
In those years between child, teenager, and man, there is a hard-fought battle for identity. But growing up black and queer in a Texas town adds more layers to those lessons of pain, vulnerability, and love. Poet Saeed Jones joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his coming-of-age, which he writes about in, “How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir.”
Sam revisits his 2019 conversation with poet and writer Saeed Jones. Saeed discusses his memoir, How We Fight For Our Lives, a vulnerable exploration of his coming of age as black and gay in suburban Texas. The former BuzzFeed editor sat down with Sam to give a glimpse of the stories behind his book, including those of his mother and grandmother, and one where he faced violence during a sexual encounter with another man. This episode contains graphic discussion of sex, sexuality and abuse.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Nov 26th, 1985
Episode Count
25
Podcast Count
20
Total Airtime
20 hours, 15 minutes
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 481898