Episode 93: Yanyi

© Michelle Meier

© Michelle Meier

Yanyi is a writer and critic. Yanyi’s debut book The Year of Blue Water is part poetry, part essay, part journal, and entirely itself, a document of self-discovery and human connection. In our conversation, we talked about his book, about its form and his process in creating it, and about creating community. Then in the second segment, we discussed Hannah Arendt’s seminal book The Origins of Totalitarianism.

(Conversation recorded July 11, 2019.)

Bonus Reading: Subscribers to the KTCO Patreon campaign can hear Yanyi read an additional passage from The Year of Blue Water.