David Kipen

former director of literature at the National Endowment for the Arts; founder of Libros Schmibros Lending Library; writing lecturer at UCLA

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Founder of Libros Schmibros, a nonprofit lending library and used bookshop in Mariachi Plaza (downtown Los Angeles), and instructor in Los Angeles literature at UCLAFormer Director of Literature at the National Endowment for the Arts

David Kipen on KCRW

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Written by Amy Ta, produced by Sarah Sweeney  
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