Radical originally meant getting to the root of things, the origin. It comes from the Latin radix, radicis, meaning radish, a root vegetable. That’s how I’m using radical in the title.
I’ll be reading from Animal, Mineral, Radical throughout the country beginning February 8 and going through November 4, 2013. After that, I’ll take another break, write some more, and do it all again. It’s the writer’s grind, and I love it. It’s difficult and exhausting at times, and I love it.