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The Minnesota Review Interviews Matthew Shenoda

"Society needs art more than art needs society. Art has always existed in nature, no matter what society springs up around it, but it's we who need art to make our lives whole." Matthew-Shenoda Matthew Shenoda has published two collections of poetry, Somewhere Else and Season of Lotus, Season of Bone, the latter, published by BOA in 2009. He currently holds two positions within the School of Critical Studies at California Institute of the Arts. The interview with Caty Gordon from The Minnesota Review, touches on everything from the evidence of Egyptian influence in Shenoda's writing to his passion for Reggae music. Shenoda discusses the inevitable change that true art can bring into the world and the multiple  "intersections" that culture, religion, music, art, politics, etc. create in humanity. He talks about how this theme is prevalent in his work and ultimately gives some much needed advice to young, aspiring writers on any particular road. To read the entire interview just click here: Matthew Shenoda Interview
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