The Lark Episode 8

We sit down with Professor Liliane Weissberg of the University of Pennsylvania to discuss the life and works of Swiss author Robert Walser (1878-1956).

The Lark Episode 7

We sit down with Sara Sligar, a novelist and Ph.D candidate in English, to discuss detective fiction, absolute truth, and Law & Order: SVU.

The Lark Episode 6

We sit down with author, educator, and social activist Lorene Cary to discuss Safe Kids Stories, a website she founded that seeks to re-think what safety can mean for children.

The Lark Episode 5: Poetry and Garbage

We sit down with Orchid Tierney, a PhD candidate at Penn, for a discussion of cyborg culture, global warming, and the metaphoric dimensions of garbage.

The Lark Episode 3: A Hundred Thousand Billion Poems

We sit down with Professor Michelle Taransky of the University of Pennsylvania to discuss the Oulipo, a French literary group whose members describe themselves as "rats who build the labyrinth from which they plan to escape."

The Lark Episode 2: Kafka

We sit down with Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté for a discussion of Kafka on the 101st anniversary of the publication of "The Metamorphosis."

The Lark Episode 1

In the inaugural episode of The Lark, we sat down with Lynn Levin, an acclaimed poet and Penn professor, for a discussion of poetry, the Garden of Eden, and a few minor virtues.