The Gist: Matthea Harvey on poetry, and Colin Clarke on international terrorism.

What Goes On at a Mermaid Convention in Las Vegas? A Poet’s Report.

What Goes On at a Mermaid Convention in Las Vegas? A Poet’s Report.

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Jan. 7 2015 6:33 PM

A Poet Goes to MerCon

Matthea Harvey’s work explores the in-between-ness of man and mythical creature. She was drawn to Las Vegas, of course.

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If you’re looking to find a mermaid, we recommend visiting MerCon or reading the work of Matthea Harvey.

Photo Illustration by Slate. Photo by Frank Kovalchek/Flickr.

Listen to Episode 169 of Slate’s The Gist:  

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Can terrorism ever be defeated? As a tactic? As an ideology? On The Gist, Colin Clarke explains how we can best counter the terror trends. Plus, poet Matthea Harvey shares from her collection If the Tabloids Are True What Are You? For the Spiel, Mike’s prescription for Western media in wake of the Paris terror attacks. (Please note: We are all media.)

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.