The Drunken Odyssey with John King: A Podcast About the Writing Life

This is a special episode, for Will Dowd, checks in to talk about how he turned his Drunken Odyssey blog, Areas of Fog, into a book! We try to get to the bottom of our editorial relationship, the trick of bypassing or appeasing the gatekeepers among the editors of the literary world, and how the weather affects every aspect of life in New England.

Will Dowd - BPL

TEXTS DISCUSSED

FOG COVER

NOTES

If you are at Miami Book Fair this weekend, stop by the Burrow Press booth!

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_288.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 10:30pm EST

In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about Ann Hood's MorningStar: Growing Up With Books.

Morningstar Vanessa & John

NOTES

Check out my interview with Ann Hood back on episode 242.

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_287.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:09am EST

Episode 286 is a bonus episode, on the 1 year-anniversary of our national tragedy, the election day of 2016. I talk to the philosopher Bruce Janz about how to stay sane and process the current state of American democracy, and how our reading habits can console us.

[caption id="attachment_22372" align="alignnone" width="2016"]Bruce Janz & John King 3 Photo by Lisa Roney.

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On this week’s show, Sara Nicolas,Christina Farley, and Ella Martin, discuss the world of young adult fiction at Litlando, from February 25th, 2017.

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 7:06pm EST

Horror Movie Poetry Night 4

This week is a live show: Horror Movie Poetry Night IV. We enter the dark rubicons of Saw, Annabel, Child's Play, SawIIThe Lady in White, Phantasm, Return of the Living DeadHalloween III: Season of the WitchThe Omen, Saw II, The Descent, The Bat, Dead Waves, Lair of the White Worm, and Terminator.

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The TDO All Stars included Joshua Begley,

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Elise McKenna,

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Jeff Shuster,

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Shawn McKee,

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Jax Shelton,

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and Amy Watkins.

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NOTE

Special thanks to Wilson Santos and Vinyl Arts Bar!

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_284.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:30am EST

On this week’s show, I talk about discovering character in the process of novel writing with Jay Baron Nicorvo!

Jay Baron Nicorvo

TEXTS DISCUSSED

The Standard Grand

Deadbeat

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_283.mp3
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Episode 282 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

In this week’s episode, I share a recording of Loose Lips, the monthly current events literary thing hosted by the inestimable Tod Caviness, with special guests Erik Deckers, Whitney Hamrick, Joe Snyder, Mary McGinn, and moi.

Loose Lips October 2017

NOTES

Horror Movie Poetry Night 4 event

Join us on October 21st at Vinyl Arts Bar in Orlando

Read Ta-Nehisi Coates's The First White President.


Episode 282 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_282.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 8:04pm EST

In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about Colum McCann's Letters to a Young Writer.

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Books Discussed

Letters to a Young Writer

NOTES

Colum McCann hosts a lovely Bloomsday reading every year at Ulysses Folk House in downtown Manhattan.

Colum McCann by John King

Check out my interview with the late Charlie Bethel, an amazing playwright and performer, back on episode 39.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_281.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 11:56pm EST

Episode 280 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

David James Poissant

On this week’s show, David James Poissant and I offer words of advice for 12 new writers and their questions. I probably swear more than I should in a classroom.

NOTES

Read Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The First White President."

Check out Orlando Shakespeare's production of Man of La Mancha.

Congrats to the finalists for Poet Laureate of Orlando: Curtis Meyer, Susan Lilley, and Terry Anne Thaxton.

Check out the music of The Bambi Molesters, an extraordinary surf rock outfit out of Croatia.


Episode 280 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_280.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 9:05pm EST

On this week’s show, I talk editing and publishing and writing and the post-MFA malaise with Leslie Salas.

Leslie Salas

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Other Orlandos

15 Views of Orlando

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NOTES

Leslie Salas currently blogs for The Gloria Sirens, and is an editor at Sweet.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_279.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 1:22am EST