Professor De Robertis' Book 'Radical Hope' is 'a Rallying Cry and a Beacon'

Monday, June 12, 2017

KMUW-FM (WICHITA, KANSAS) -- Our president’s inability to communicate beyond a revolving door of fear-inducing polemics inspired Carolina De Robertis, a Creative Writing teacher at San Francisco State University, to create a collection of letters written by writers and political thinkers titled “Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times.”

De Robertis chose the themes of love and dissent because love, she says is the blending agent that fuses the political and the intimate, providing urgency to one and context to another.” And she believes dissent is not unrelated to love. Divided into three sections; roots, branches, and seeds, these letters are at once a rallying cry and a beacon in dark times.