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Dante's Old South Radio Show

36 EpisodesProduced by Clifford BrooksWebsite

"Stories, songs, stanzas, and their real applications."The Southern Collective Experience's radio show, Dante's Old South, featuring poets, prose writers, musicians - and more!


29 - Dante's Old South Radio Show (September 2021)

Catherine Mayer is a bestselling author, journalist, and activist. She is the co-founder and President of the Women’s Equality Party. 

Her books include Amortality: The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly; Charles: The Heart of a King, and Attack of the Fifty Foot Women: How Gender Equality Can Save the World! Her recent memoir, Good Grief: Embracing Life at a Time of Death, contains letters written by her mother after both women were widowed at the start of the pandemic. 

Catherine has worked at The Economist, held deputy editorships at Business Traveler and International Management magazines and spent 11 years as a foreign correspondent for the German news weekly, FOCUS. In 2004, she joined TIME as a senior editor, later became London Bureau Chief, TIME Europe Editor and, finally, Editor at Large. She was the founding executive director of the think tank Datum Future and also consults on the opportunities and challenges of data technology. She is on the advisory board of Noon, the new media platform for women in midlife and beyond.

Catherine was commissioned by the Globe Theatre to write and perform an original piece for its 2020 Voices in the Dark series, Notes to the Forgotten She-Wolves. 

She performed Hello Boys with Grayson Perry at the Bridge Theatre in 2018. Her one-woman show Catherine Mayer: FFS toured the UK and Ireland in 2019. 

She was the lead candidate for the Women’s Equality Party in London in the 2019 European elections. She served as the elected President of the Foreign Press Association in London from 2003- 2005. She is on the founding committee of WOW—the Women of the World festival. She was a judge for the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction. 

The winner of the FPA Story of the Year in 2010 and shortlisted for the Orwell Prize the following year, she has also been named in Total Politics’ Top Political Journalists, WIE Women in Excellence 2013, Progress 1000 Evening Standard Equality Champion 2016, Oxford University Suffrage Champion 2018, Gender Equality Top 100: Most Influential People in Global Policy 2018 and, with Sandi Toksvig, NatWest Spirit of Everywoman Award 2018. 

After the February 2020 death of her husband, the musician Andy Gill, she took on his unfinished projects, releasing two EPs by his band Gang of Four, and acting as executive producer for a tribute album, The Problem of Leisure: A celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four featuring globally famous musicians.

K. Iver is a nonbinary poet from Mississippi. They have a Ph.D. in Poetry at Florida State University. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, BOAAT, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Puerto del Sol, Salt Hill, and elsewhere. They are the 2021-2022 Ronald Wallace Poetry Fellow for the University of Wisconsin Creative Writing Institute. 


“Dance with Me” Nile Rodgers

“The Dying Rays” Gang of Four

“Chaconne” Johann Sebastian Bach 

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Autism Speaks -

Mostly Mutts -

Red Phone Booth –

Linden Row Inn-

Office Evolution of Roswell, Georgia -

To purchase books written by the show’s host, Clifford Brooks, please visit for more details. His major collections of poetry are available anywhere books are sold. You can contact him directly at: 

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