KTEP - El Paso, Texas

WORDS ON A WIRE: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Daniel interviews his co-host, Benjamin Alire Saenz, whose latest collection of stories is entitled "Everything Begins & Ends at the Kentucky Club."  Ben talks about how he came to write these stories, and why the Kentucky Club, a famous bar in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, plays a part in each story.  He also talks about some of the stories in the collection and why they often touch upon the subject of addiction.  Ben closes out the interview by reading an excerpt from one of the stories in the collection, "The Hurting Game."

For this week's Poem of the Week, Daniel reads "The Joy of Writing" by Wislawa Szymborska.

Aired Dec. 30, 2012.