Brenda Shaughnessy’s Time Machine

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With her latest book of poetry, “So Much Synth,” the poet Brenda Shaughnessy is going back in time. The collection, which came out this spring, tells the story of her own coming of age, in the eighties, as a young lesbian in New York. She reads from the book and talks about the stories that inspired it with The New Yorker’s Hilton Als.

This episode originally aired on February 5, 2016.