In April 2013, the Fourth Genre editorial staff descended on a snow-ridden Boston for the annual conference of Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). During the three-day trip, we were lucky enough to sit down and record conversations with several of the writers published in issue 14.2. We spoke mostly about the writers’ work, but also about larger issues in the world of nonfiction—plus a few exciting extras.

Our first episode features writer and poet Daisy Hernandez, known to FG readers as author of “Before Love, Memory”—a Notable Mention in Best American Essays 2013.

Special thanks to Doug Mains & The City Folk, who provided our intro and outro music. You can learn more about the band on their website.