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Book Nook: The Rumi Prescription: How an Ancient Mystic Poet Changed My Modern Manic Life by Melody Moezzi

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Vick Mickunas' 2021 interview with Melody Moezzi

Melody Moezzi made her first appearance on the program to discuss her latest memoir. It just came out in paperback. In this captivating book the author shares her powerful story about battling writer's block and depression and how the poetry of the Persian mystic Rumi eventually brought her solace and inspiration.

Her father had been sharing Rumi's poetry with his daughter for as long as she could remember. But it never really sank in until she needed it the most.

Melody teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and she has a long association with our region. She grew up in Dayton. Her dad was an obstetrician for many years here in the Miami Valley.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library, Clark County Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.