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

David James Poissant reads his keynote at Litlando, from February 25th, 2017!

David James Poissant Keynote


The Heaven of Animals

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Episode 261, I interview the prose writer Sarah Gerard about her essay collection, Sunshine State, and her novel, Binary Star.

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260 shows equals a fifth anniversary, I've decided, so it was a pleasure to talk to someone who was here at the very beginning. Jaroslav Kalfař was my occasional co-host to talk about craft books, during those last days of his being an undergraduate at the University of Central Florida. Five years, one MFA, and one novel later, Jaroslav is an international literary phenomenon. We try to catch up and manage to talk about writing along the way, plus Heleen Sikorski reads her poem "Autoerotic Alliteration."


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On Episode #258, I am joined by Julian Chambliss, Dianne Turgeon Richardson, Tod Caviness, and Kevin Hutchinson to talk about Star Wars in honor of May the 4th. We talk about the questionable genius of George Lucas, the role of Disney in anticipating the needs and desires of the SW audience, the imposition of romance in war narratives, and the profound role of play in our development of self. A lot of beer was drunk. We made fun of each other.

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