Jes Reyes speaks with Valérie Déus, a poet, film programmer, and radio show host. Her work has been featured in Minnesota Women’s Press, The Brooklyn Rail, Midway, the St. Paul Almanac, The BeZine, A Garden of Black Joy anthology, and Under Purple Skies: A Minneapolis Anthology. Her most recent essay is featured in What We Hunger For - Refugee and Immigrant Stories about Food and Family edited by Sun Yung Shin and published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. When she's not writing, she is the host of Project 35, a local low-fi radio show on KRSM radio. She curates FilmNorth’s Cinema Lounge and is the Shorts Programmer for the Provincetown International Film Festival.
Theme music by Jes Reyes.
Original recording date: July 26, 2022