The Beat: GennaRose Nethercott

Knox Pods

Oct 26 2022 • 5 mins

Just in time for Halloween! GennaRose Nethercott reads two spooky entries from the imagined bestiary 50 Beasts to Break Your Heart. GennaRose Nethercott is a writer and folklorist. Her work has appeared in The American Scholar, Bomb Magazine, Pank, The Literary Review, and others. Her first book, The Lumberjack’s Dove, was selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series, and her debut novel—the modern fairytale Thistlefoot—was published last month. She tours nationally and internationally performing strange tales (sometimes with puppets in tow) and composing poems-to-order on an antique typewriter with her team The Traveling Poetry Emporium. Links: https://bombmagazine.org/articles/gennarose-nethercott/ (Read "Yune" and "Yslani," along with other entries from 50 Beasts to Break Your Heart, at Bomb) https://www.gennarosenethercott.com/ (GennaRose Nethercott's website) https://www.npr.org/2022/10/03/1126626970/in-thistlefoot-gennarose-nethercott-explores-painful-history-through-folklore (GennaRose Nethercott on All Things Considered) https://pankmagazine.com/piece/three-poems-61/ ("Three Poems" at Pank) https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/gennarose-nethercott/thistlefoot/ (Thistlefoot reviewed in Kirkus Reviews) https://berkeleyfictionreview.org/2020/11/20/he-is-sawdust-in-the-wind-review-of-the-lumberjacks-dove-by-gennarose-nethercott/ (The Lumberjack’s Dove reviewed in Berkely Fiction Review) Mentioned in this episode: KnoxCountyLibrary.org Thank you for listening and sharing this podcast. Explore life-changing resources and events, sign up for newsletters, follow us on social media, and more through our website, www.knoxcountylibrary.org. https://pods.knoxlib.org/rate (Rate & review on Podchaser)