In the final part of David Gates' episode of Writing Life, we begin by exploring the question of religion that we failed to address in Part 4. 'I am not a religious person. I am to some degreee obsessed with it.'
----more---- From there we move to:
American gospel songs and the transcendent
Gates' links to The Mayflower ('he was the first man hanged in the New World')
'It's an interest I have cultivated to make myself interesting'
Gates on Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton (from 2015)
David Gates' writing life - pen or computer?
'When I am desperate, I will pretty much try anything'