Critical Margins Podcast, Episode 1: Spies in the Workshop

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Did you know the CIA helped fund the Iowa Writer’s Workshop in the 1960s to combat the Soviets?

This is all according to an article by Eric Bennett in the Chronicle of Higher Education: “How Iowa Flattened Literature.”

Bennett also argues that this push to use writing to push a cultural agenda led to the flattening of literature.

Luckily, Jason and I have strong opinions on this topic, so check out the podcast:

Kevin Eagan (@KevEagan) is a freelance editor and writer living in Central Florida. He edits book manuscripts and articles for local and national publications. Critical Margins is his place to share his interests. You can also check out his professional website,