Saeed Jones is an American poet whose debut collection Prelude to Bruise was named a 2014 finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry.
Recent episodes featuring Saeed Jones
Best Of: Musician Allison Moorer / Writer Saeed Jones
Fresh Air
When Allison Moorer was 14, her father shot and killed her mother and then took his own life. Moorer, a country singer-songwriter, has a new memoir and accompanying album (both entitled 'Blood') about the incident and her road to healing. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a reissue of early recordings by Nat King Cole."It was perilous to be a black gay boy in America," Saeed Jones says of the fear and isolation he experienced growing up in Texas in the 1990s. Jones, a former culture editor and LGBTQ editor at BuzzFeed, talks about his search for identity and being "mad as hell and gay as hell." His new memoir is 'How We Fight for Our Lives.'
Writer Saeed Jones On 'How We Fight For Our Lives'
Fresh Air
"It was perilous to be a black gay boy in America," Jones says of the fear and isolation he experienced growing up in Texas in the 1990s. Jones, a former culture editor and LGBTQ editor at BuzzFeed, talks about his search for identity and being "mad as hell and gay as hell." His new memoir is 'How We Fight for Our Lives.' Also, classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews two contemporary operas.
Interview: Writer And Poet Saeed Jones On 'How We Fight For Our Lives'
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
In his memoir, 'How We Fight For Our Lives,' poet and writer Saeed Jones gets vulnerable as he details his coming of age as black and gay in suburban Texas. The former BuzzFeed editor sat down with Sam Sanders 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.
Roxane Gay with Saeed Jones: Difficult Women
92Y Talks
Author Roxane Gay reads from her latest short-story collection, Difficult Women, followed by a conversation with BuzzFeed's Saeed Jones. It was recorded on January 12, 2017 in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y.
Ep. 05: Saeed Jones - Letting Go
The Tell Show
Poet and BuzzFeed Editor Saeed Jones tells a story about learning to let go after his mother's death—and reclaiming his name, which means "happy" and "fortunate" in Arabic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Stats
Birthdate
Nov 26th, 1985
Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
4 hours, 19 minutes