Jervey Tervalon, Exit Poll

Jervey Tervalon, Exit Poll

Is your work political?


What is the place of literature in politics?

Everything is political 

What is your favorite political work? 

“What’s going on” by Marvin Gaye

Do you feel voting is important?


What are your hopes for this election?

That Trumpism is doom

Jervey Tervalon is the author of five books, including the bestselling “Dead Above Ground” and “Understand This,” for which he won the New Voices Award from the Quality Paperback Book Club. He edited the anthology “The Cocaine Chronicles.” He was a Remsen Bird writer in residence at Occidental College and a Disney screenwriting fellow. He is the director of the Literature for Life project, an online literary magazine and salon, and the literary director of LitFest Pasadena. Born in New Orleans, he now lives in California and teaches at the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara.

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