Interviews & Readings

A Reading from Fire Is Your Water

Jim Minick reads the first chapter of his novel Fire Is Your Water, recorded at Augusta University in March of 2017.

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WVTF Public Radio

WVTF Public Radio‘s Gene Marrano interviewed me regarding two books of poetry, Her Secret Song and Burning Heaven, on February 5, 2009. In this interview, I also read selections from both books.

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With Good Reason

With Good Reason, the only state-wide radio program in Virginia, aired this interview in September of 2006. It follows up on an article I wrote about a project my students do when we study Thoreau. In addition to reading from Walden, students also take Thoreau grocery shopping with them, and in turn, use his insights to analyze all the luxuries and necessities in a grocery store. To read the article titled “Luxuries vs. Necessities, or Traveling with Thoreau,” click here.

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Clearstory is a radio station based in Nashville at 107.1 where River Jordan interviews authors and discusses books and literature.

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About Harvest

Nancy O’Mallon, filmmaker and creator of About Harvest, and an expert on blueberry history, interviewed me in November of 2010. About Harvest uses media to inform, educate and celebrate agricultural history, development, and food. (Go to the About Harvest website here)

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Learning to Love Grits

For a sample of Jim’s readings, please have a listen to “Learning to Love Grits” …

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A Reading of The Blueberry Years

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Spring Conference, Saturday, April 23, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro