Daniel talks with writer Michael Nava, whose latest novel, The City of Palaces, is set in pre-Revolutionary War Mexico during the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz. Nava is also a lawyer who is a staff attorney at the California Supreme Court, and he explains how he balances his time as an attorney and a working writer. Nava also talks about his Henry Rios mystery series, which were centered around an openly-gay Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer, published from 1986-2000. http://michaelnavawriter.com/
For this week's Poem of the Week, local poet Nancy Lechuga reads "Myrtle" by John Ashbery.
And in this week's Poetic License, writer Marisol Baca reflects on her grandmother's kitchen in Albuquerque, where she spent much of her youth. The piece is called The Kitchen Table.
Aired May 25, 2014.