Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Writing Matters Podcast
cover photo of team photograph by lauren haldeman

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Today's episode is a discussion with Lauren Haldeman about her new graphic novel, Team Photograph (Sarabande, 2022), and her evolution as a writer, student, mother, and artist through a career that includes two earlier books, Calenday (Rescue Press, 2014), and Instead of Dying (University Press of Colorado, 2017).

Haldeman is graduate of the University of Iowa’s English Department and holds an MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and she’s also a true Renaissance woman: a web developer and graphic designer, by day, for the University of Iowa’s Writing University, she also paints, makes music, and has received the Iowa Artist Fellowship, the Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, and the Colorado Prize for Poetry.

We talk about the multi-decade gestation of a work like Team Photograph, and the losses, discoveries, serendipitous chances, and practical techniques and habits that brought it to print.


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    Music: The Typewriter, performed by Marcus Staub, free for use under a Creative Commons license.