Kiese Laymon the art and power of revision and remixing

Right now, Kiese Laymon is revising and reclaiming his early work. After buying back the right to "How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America" and "Long Division," Laymon has updated those books to reflect the stories he originally wanted to tell and to better suit modern audiences. But how do you revise and update beloved works without isolating your longtime readers? How does Laymon's "religion" of revision apply to current conversations about history and society? And will Laymon be in Mississippi in 2022? All these questions, and more, are answered on this week's episode of the Reckon Interview.


New York Magazine: Kiese Laymon on Black revision, repayment, and renewal

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