Editing an Anthology: 'Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed'

Saraciea Fennell works in publishing, is behind the Bronx Book Festival, and is also the editor of a new anthology, "Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed," featuring essays from an all-star line-up of Latinx writers.

Mignon Fogarty
1-minute read
Episode #848

In this interview, I talked with Saraciea Fennell about her new anthology, Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed. We discussed:

  • The different perspectives of the 15 Latinx writers.
  • "Latinx" versus "Latine."
  • What it takes to put together an anthology (especially during the pandemic).
  • How she decided on the order of the essays in the book.
  • The Bronx Book Festival (which she founded).
  • And more.

AUTHORS MENTIONED INCLUDE Elizabeth AcevedoMeg MedinaJanel MartinezLilliam RiveraMark OshiroIbi Zoboi, and Kahlil Haywood.

You can listen to the interview using the player at the top of this page, or you can read a complete rough transcript.


About the Author

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and the author of seven books on language, including the New York Times bestseller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." She is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame, and the show is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show. Her popular LinkedIn Learning courses help people write better to communicate better.