Maggie Nelson on the Challenges of Online Teaching During the Pandemic
From the Quarantine Tapes Podcast with Paul Holdengraber
Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic.
Today on episode 48 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber is joined by acclaimed author Maggie Nelson. Maggie discusses what it’s been like to work on her new book. Paul and Maggie also explore the similarities between dancing and writing, and the relation of both to performance and improvisation.
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Maggie Nelson is the author of nine books of poetry and prose, many of which have become cult classics defying categorization, and include titles such as The Argonauts (2015), The Art of Cruelty (2011), Bluets (2009), and The Red Parts (2007). In 2021 she will publish a work of cultural criticism tentatively titled The Myth of Freedom, followed by a collection of art essays in 2022. In 2016 she was awarded a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. She teaches at USC and lives in Los Angeles.