Season 3, Episode 13
Joyce Carol Oates + Katie Melua

Bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates returns for a third episode, reading a poem titled "Too Young to Marry, But Not Too Young to Die," at a live performance in San Francisco organized by Poets and Writers magazine. She describes the poem as a look back at teenage naivete and romanticism.


Photo by Dustin Cohen

International pop star Katie Melua shares a studio recording of her song "Forever Sunlit," which was written in response to Joyce's poem. Katie talks about using poetry and literature in her evolving creative process, and what a breakdown in her 20s taught her about success.

Katie is currently working on her 9th album, due in 2022.

Katie Melua 2 - photo credit Rosie Matheson

Photo by Rosie Matheson

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