In this month’s podcast, Danielle Evans, author of the prize-winning short story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, talks with KR Fellow Melinda Moustakis about road trip stories, the importance of plot, reading poetry as a daily exercise, and why poetry shouldn’t be used as pick-up lines
Danielle Evans is the author of the short story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, which was a co-winner of the 2011 PEN American Robert W. Bingham Prize for a first book, a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 selection for 2011, the winner of the 2011 Paterson Prize for Fiction and the 2011 Hurston-Wright award for fiction, and an honorable mention for the 2011 PEN/Hemingway award. It was named one of the best books of 2010 by Kirkus Reviews and O Magazine, and longlisted for The Story Prize. Her work has appeared in magazines including the Paris Review, A Public Space, Callaloo, and Phoebe. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.