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

On this week’s program, The Drunken Odyssey enjoys perhaps its final Bloomsday live show, and its perhaps final visit to The Gallery at Avalon Island.

Bloomsday 2018 Jeremy DaCruzJeremy DaCruz by Steve Erwin.Bloomsday 2018 Music!Matthew Davis, Alisha Erao, and Sarah Morrison by Steve Erwin.Bloomsday 2018 Octavia FinchOctavia Finch by Steve Erwin.Bloomsday 2018 Elise McKennaElise McKenna by Steve Erwin.Bloomsday 2018 Erik BranchErik Branch by Steve Erwin.Bloomsday 2018 John KingJohn King by Steve Erwin.Bloomsday 2018 Emmi GreenEmmi Green by Steve Erwin.Bloomsday 2018 Pat GreenePatrick Greene and Jeremy DaCruz by Steve Erwin.

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On this week’s program, I talk to poets Gerald Stern and Victor Hernandez Cruz, plus we hear John McMahon's prologue to his work in progress, A Boy from Nantucket.

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On this week’s show, I talk to essayist Chelsey Clammer about the lyric essay, finding humor in trauma, and being honestly surprising.

Chelsea Clammer AWP



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On this week’s show, I share my interview with poet Sean Patrick Mulroy,

Sean Patrick Mulroy

plus I chat with my veteran friend Joshua Dull (on the right) about his plans to do more mission work in Costa Rica.

Joshua Dull in Costa Rica


If you can, throw a few bucks into the can to send Joshua back to Costa Rica to work on clean water projects.

The Kerouac Project of Orlando is accepting applications for its 3-month residency program until April 16th.

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On this week’s show, I share interviews I did with the short story writer Jim Shepard

Jim Shepard

and one of my favorite novelists, Jennifer Egan.

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The World to ComeManhattan Beach


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Episode 305 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

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On January 19th, 2018, Dianne Turgeon Richardson hosted an evening of protest poetry at Milk Bar in Orlando, Florida!

Dianne Turgeon Richardson

The readers included on this recording are Talor Carr, Rachel Fox, Lana Ghannam, Drew Weinbrenner, John King, Dianne Turgeon Richardson, Lisa Roney, Troy Cunio, Laurie Uttich, and Sean Patrick Mulroy.

Lana Ghannam Lana Ghannam.

Lisa Roney Lisa Roney.

Bar Dogs! Bar dogs.


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On this week’s show, I catch up with Jason Croft about the continuing evolution of pin up and burly-q culture, Bunny Yeager's legacy, the awesomeness of Medusirena, writing for pulp magazines, the joys and struggles of editorship, and the 10th anniversary of Bachelor Pad Magazine, where some of my work has been published.




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On Sunday, August 13th at 3 PM, join me and the other authors of Other Orlandos to celebrate its book launch!

Other Orlandos

Episode 273 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.


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On this week’s show, I talk to fiction writer, Shasta Grant, the Kerouac House resident from the spring of 2017.

Shasta Grant


Shasta's chapbook is now available from Split Lip Press.

On June 16th, I am hosting a fundraiser for the S.A.F.E. Words poetry slam at Writer's Atelier.

On July 28th, I am hosting a reading by Jaimal Yogis at the Kerouac House.



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In this week’s episode, I talk to J. Bradley about his new novel, Jesus Christ, Boy Detective,

Jesse Bradley

plus Tom McAllister reads his essay, "A Brief History of World Travel, Part 6."

Tom McAllister Alaska


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In this week’s episode, I share a recording of latest Best Of show in Jesse Bradley’s prose reading series, There Will Be Words, in which I was a reader, along with Tom Lucas, Jared Silvia, and Karen Price.

TWBW Jesse
J. Bradley. Photo by John King.
Photo by Shawn McKee.
John King. Tom Lucas is at crotch height. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Tom Lucas. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Tom Lucas. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Jared Silvia. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Jared Silvia. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Karen Price. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Karen Price. Photo by Shawn McKee.


If you live in the City Beautiful, that is Orlando, come see me collaborate with others in The Pink Fire Revue on Saturday, June 4th.

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