In this week’s episode, I interview the novelist Kent Wascom,
Sat, 27 December 2014
In this week’s episode, I interview novelist and memoirsit Joanna Rakoff,
and then talk once again with the poet Tony Hoagland,
plus Brittany McIntyre writes bravely about how a book I never expected to learn more about changed her life.
Carlton Melton's "Country Ways" accompanied Brittany McIntyre's essay.
In Orlando, come hear me, Kimberly Lojewski, Robert Metcalf, and Tiffany Razzano read at There Will Be Words on January 13th.
Learn more about J. Bradley's love poem workshop at the Orlando Public Library here.
Check out the dreamy surf rock of The Bambi Molesters.
Sun, 21 December 2014
This week’s episode got a bit out of hand. Jared Silvia tells me that, for legal reasons, this needs to be called a radio play.
Anyway, I talk to Santa, have an interview you have to hear to believe--maybe you still won't believe it--plus
I replay Melissa Crandall's personal essay about A Christmas Carol.
Pre-order Nathan Holic’s new novel, The Things I Don’t See, here for only $6.
Sun, 14 December 2014
In this week’s episode, I interview author and editor Jaquira Díaz.
Read Jaquira Díaz's "Cami" at Story South.
Read Jocelyn Bartkevicius's "Out of the Garden" at The Missouri Review.
Pre-order Nathan Holic's new novel, The Things I Don't See, here for only $6.
Sat, 6 December 2014
In this week’s episode, I present a rambunctious reading honoring Repeal Day, which I think might be one of the twelve days of Christmas.
The Drunken Odyssey All Stars on this occasion included Dianne Turgeon Richardson, Tod Caviness, Anna King, Jared Silvia, Sam Slaughter, Danita Berg, Matt Peters, Teege Braune, and Vanessa Blakeslee.
Sat, 29 November 2014
In this week’s episode, I interview the musician, Michael Hearst.
Watch Whoopie Golberg's one-woman Broadway show.
The music accompanying Danita Berg's essay is Carlton Melton's "Smoke Drip," from their album Photos of Photos.
Read Madison Bernath's review of Miami Bookfair International here.
Daniel Handler (who sometimes when he writes is known as Lemony Snickett) made a remarkably dense joke about self-consciousness about racial stereotypes after Jacqueline Woodson won the National Book Award Young People's Literature Prize for her book, Brown Girl Dreaming. Handler was not nearly self-conscious enough to know that Woodson's allergy to watermelon was precisely psychological in nature as a reaction to racism. Read Jacqueline Woodson about this event here at The New York Times. To read about Handler's appropriate apology, read this story in The Washington Post.
Here is Jacqueline Woodson's acceptance speech for this award:
Here is a link to the Indiegogo campaign for We Need Diverse Books.
Thu, 20 November 2014
Sun, 16 November 2014
In this week’s episode, I talk about Horace's Ars Poetica with Vanessa Blakeslee,
At 3 P.M., on Tuesday, November 18, the memoirist and novelist Marya Hornbacher will read at the University of Central Florida. Get info here.
Congrats to Tiffany Razzano, on the successful launch of Florida Bookstore day!
Sun, 9 November 2014
The music accompanying Ian Rogers's Essay is The Lovely Moon's "And We Danced Into the Night."
The music in the introduction ("Central Coast Swing")and conclusion ("Baia") of this episode was by the immortal Croatian surf rock band, The Bambi Molesters.
Tue, 28 October 2014
This week is a live show for Horror Movie Poetry Night, starring The Drunken Odyssey All Stars.
On this occasion, The Drunken Odyssey All-Stars included:
Amy Watkins (The Walking Dead)
Sun, 26 October 2014
On this week's show, I present a discussion of and readings from work that resulted in the companionship of Lord Byron, his physician John Polidori, and the Shelley's during the Year without a Summer, in which a ghost story challenge was undertaken.
John William Polidori
Please give thanks to the amazing talents and efforts of this episode's two readers: