Chloe Caldwell Reads Her Essay “The Opposite of Light”
From Our Radio-Theater Podcast, Storybound
Storybound is a radio-theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction.
In this week’s episode, Chloe Caldwell reads her essay “The Opposite of Light,” with sound design and music composition from Tony Kieraldo.
Chloe Caldwell is the author of three books: novella Women and essay collections I’ll Tell You in Person and Legs Get Led Astray. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Vice, Salon, New York magazine, Nylon, and half a dozen anthologies including Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NYC. Her essay “Hungry Ghost” was named notable in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017. Her memoir, The Red Zone, will publish Spring 2022 from Soft Skull. She lives in Hudson, New York, and teaches personal essay and creative nonfiction online at Catapult.
Tony Kieraldo is an international recording artist, pianist, musical director and composer. He’s currently a pianist with Postmodern Jukebox, musical director for the National Dance Institute in NYC and Celebrate the Beat in Colorado. He’s performed twice for the Obama’s at the White House, conducted a critically acclaimed opera and has toured North America, South America, and Europe with various musical groups.
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