‘It took me 20 years to write this book…because it took that long to live’ – Author Desiree Cooper on her award-winning flash-fiction collection

*Originally released March 2018

Screen Shot 2018-10-03 at 12.23.14 PMDesiree Cooper, author of the award-winning short fiction collection Know the Mother (Wayne State University Press, 2016) talks with host Lissa Jones about the complexities of motherhood and the ways that motherhood interacts, and at times conflicts, with the many other roles that women take on. We reached Desiree Cooper by phone at her family home in Virginia where she serves as a caregiver for her parents.

Desiree Cooper is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, community activist, and a former attorney. She was also a founding board member of Cave Canem, the national residency for emerging black poets.

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Episode 31 – Desiree Cooper

Desiree Cooper, author of the award-winning short fiction collection Know the Mother talks with host Lissa Jones about the complexities of motherhood and the ways that motherhood interacts, and at times conflicts, with the many other roles that women take on.  Desiree Cooper is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, community activist, and a former attorney.

Learn more about Desiree Cooper’s work by visiting her website, descooper.com

Copies of her book can be purchased from on Amazon or from her publisher: http://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/know-mother

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See more work from Karin Miller, the South African artist whose work is featured on the cover of Know the Mother

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