Thanks to all the authors who participated in Literary Trash, a week of garbage lit Q & A’s. I’m pleased as punch that five bonafide trash writers agreed to take part and especially proud that I was able to find such a varied crowd. What started as an idea to 1)beef up the original content on my blog and 2) expand the everyday trash network, turned into a fun and educational week dedicated to testing the bounds of the great trash debate.
On Monday, journalist Elizabeth Royte caught us up on her environmental reporting since the release of her book Garbage Land, listed some cities with admirable trash policy initiatives and tipped us off on how to vote trash-positive;
On Friday, sociologist David Naguib Pellow shed light on some of the race and class issues embedded in trash politics and alerted us to activist efforts around the world fighting for environmental justice.
Check back soon for more interviews with trash personalities–and by all means, please suggest interview subjects for future posts!