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

On this weeks show, I interview the ever-fabulous Francesca Lia Block,

Francesca Lia Block

Plus Lillian-Yvonne Bertram reads her poem, "You Can’t Outdrink The Moon, O Sestina, Sestina Who Has Been Drinking."

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

Texts Discussed

The Elementals
But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise
Crazy Clown Time

On January 6th, Ashley Inguanta will perform her debut collection, The Way Home, with musicians Mandy Burgan and Benoit Glazer, and with dancer Christin Carlow.  Find out more here.

The greatest new trend in libraries.

Matt Taibbi's Readers' list of 10 most pretentious moments in history.

James Franco is, umm, a poet. [Guardian] [The New York Times]

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The Drunken Odyssey Xmas Party features original works by

Ashley Inguanta

Jamie Poissant

Lisa Claire Roney

Steph Jurusz

Anna King

Olivia Kate Cerrone

and John King.


It took place on

Thursday, December 13th, 7 P.M.


Urban Re-Think

625 E Central Blvd

Orlando, FL, 32801.

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On this week's show, I talk to the graphic novelist J. T. Waldman, plus Elizabeth Sauchelli discusses Star Girl.

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On this week’s show, I talk to fiction writer and Southern Review co-editor, Cara Blue Adams!

Plus jazz poetry by Richard Negri!

Plus I answer the mail!

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Episode 26 of The Drunken Odyssey features the Martin Amis event at Miami Book Fair International, November 17, 2012.

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In this week's show, I report on Miami Book Fair International, where I interviewed Martin Amis, Irvine Welsh, and Bunny Yeager.

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On this week’s show, I talk to humorist Jason Roeder,

Plus Stephen McClurg writes about Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends. 

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On Episode 23, I talk to Lissette Mendez of Miami Book Fair International and the novelist Darin Strauss, plus Sarah Blakeley discusses Laura Ingalls Wilder, and then I answer some mail.

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On Episode 22 of The Drunken Odyssey, John interviews the prolific Jacob M. Appel, Lisa Martens snarks on The Catcher in the Rye, and John answers a letter.

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On Episode 21 of The Drunken Odyssey, John discusses mid-century grandeur and men's magazines and burlesque with Jason Croft, aka Java, editor of Bachelor Pad Magazine, then Beverly Army Williams discusses John Irving's A Widow for One Year.

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