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

On this week’s show, I talk to the multidisciplinary wonder that is J. Bradley,

Jesse Bradley

Plus Molly Gleeson writes about reading Anthony Trollope while teaching in Saudia Arabia.

Molly Gleeson

TEXTS DISCUSSED

The Bones of Us

Dodging Traffic Hear J. Bradley read his "You + Me = Awwwwwww Yeah" + "Pussycat Interstellar Naked Hotrod Mofo Ladybug Lust Blaster" by Derrick Brown on the second erotic poetry live show of The Drunken Odyssey.

He Knew He Was Right

Chronic City

NOTES 

I recommend Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s production of Julius Caesar, playing until April 20th.

Check out Beating Windward Press’s call for essays for its forthcoming essay collection, The Things They Did For Money: How Writers, Artists, and Creatives Support the Habit.

In England, authors are protesting a new measure that prohibits inmates from getting access to books in the mail (BBC).

Beckett once directed his own plays, in performances featuring San Quentin inmates.

Here's an image of the Chronic City finale poster.

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On this week’s show, I talk to fiction writer Laura Van Den Berg,

Laura Van Den Berg

Plus Will Dowd reads two poems.

Will Dowd

TEXTS DISCUSSED

The Isle of Youth

What The World Will Look Like

Although Of CourseAbsolutely American

Three Thousand Dollars

The Art Fair

NOTES

I recommend Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of Julius Caesar, playing until April 20th.

Check out Beating Windward Press's call for essays for its forthcoming essay collection, THE THINGS THEY DID FOR MONEY: HOW WRITERS, ARTISTS, AND CREATIVES SUPPORT THE HABIT.  

 
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On this week’s show, my friends Teege Braune of In Boozo Veritas fame, Matt Peters, Jared Silvia, and my brother James King join me for a wooly discussion of St. Patrick's Day. Much was consumed.

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Jared and James watch Teege do his miraculous pouring technique.
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The foot of good cheer.
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How can it be possible Teege is only a quarter Irish?
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Creamy toasty goodness.
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Eventually, the peer pressure was too great for sweet Matthew.

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My red face was sunburn. The angle of my head, weariness.

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On this week’s show, I talk to fiction writer David James Poissant,

Jamie Poissant by Ashley Inguanta

Plus Max Bakke writes about Nick Hornby's High Fidelity.

Max Bakke

TEXTS DISCUSSED

The Heaven of Animals

High Fidelity

Read David James Poissant's "I Want to be Friends with Republicans" here.

NOTES

OST's William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar can be seen from March 19 - April 20, 2014. Go here for more details.

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Anne Hering, Esau Pritchett, Paul Bernardo, from Orlando Shakespeare Theater's forthcoming production of Julius Caesar.
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On this week’s episode of the world's greatest writing podcast, I talk to fiction writer John Henry Fleming,

John Henry Fleming

Plus James Sanders writes about reading The Autobiography of Malcom X.

James Sanders

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Songs for the Deaf

The AutobiographyOf Malcolm X

NOTES

The VIDA count for 2013 is now available.

Orlando now has a new independent bookshop: Bookmark It, at the East End Market in Winter Park (3201 Corrine Drive).

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Find Burrow Press’s releases here, & check out the discounted subscription rate.

If you live in Orlando, do come to Vanessa’s book release party.

Train Shots Release Party

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On this week’s show, I talk to fiction writer Vanessa Blakeslee,

Vanessa Blakeslee

And Anthony Seidman writes about James Thompson's The City of Dreadful Night.

Anthony Seidman

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Train Shots

The City of Dreadful Night

NOTES

If you live in NYC, check out this wonderful event with my friends Gilbert King (episode 60) and my fellow NYU alum, Maaza Mengiste. RSVP is required.

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Find Burrow Press’s releases here, & check out the discounted subscription rate.

If you live in Orlando, do come to Vanessa's book release party.

Train Shots Release Party

 
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