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

Episode 282 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

In this week’s episode, I share a recording of Loose Lips, the monthly current events literary thing hosted by the inestimable Tod Caviness, with special guests Erik Deckers, Whitney Hamrick, Joe Snyder, Mary McGinn, and moi.

Loose Lips October 2017

NOTES

Horror Movie Poetry Night 4 event

Join us on October 21st at Vinyl Arts Bar in Orlando

Read Ta-Nehisi Coates's The First White President.


Episode 282 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_282.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about Colum McCann's Letters to a Young Writer.

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Books Discussed

Letters to a Young Writer

NOTES

Colum McCann hosts a lovely Bloomsday reading every year at Ulysses Folk House in downtown Manhattan.

Colum McCann by John King

Check out my interview with the late Charlie Bethel, an amazing playwright and performer, back on episode 39.

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Episode 280 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, David James Poissant and I offer words of advice for 12 new writers and their questions. I probably swear more than I should in a classroom.

NOTES

Read Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The First White President."

Check out Orlando Shakespeare's production of Man of La Mancha.

Congrats to the finalists for Poet Laureate of Orlando: Curtis Meyer, Susan Lilley, and Terry Anne Thaxton.

Check out the music of The Bambi Molesters, an extraordinary surf rock outfit out of Croatia.


Episode 280 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_280.mp3
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On this week’s show, I talk editing and publishing and writing and the post-MFA malaise with Leslie Salas.

Leslie Salas

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Other Orlandos

15 Views of Orlando

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NOTES

Leslie Salas currently blogs for The Gloria Sirens, and is an editor at Sweet.

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On this week’s show, I talk poetry with Brittany Perham!

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Check out my interview with Brittany Perham's chapbook collaborator, Kim Addonizio.

RIP, Jerry Pournelle and J. P. Donleavy.

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On this week’s show, I have a fun conversation with the journalist, surfer, and Buddhist Jaimal Yogis about the provisionality of our knowledge, philosophy, zen, surfing, writing, avoiding preciousness, and the lunacy of the ego.

 

 

NOTES

Please consider donating to The Drunken Odyssey’s indiegogo fundraiser here.

 

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Episode 276 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.


On this week’s show, I speak with the poet Tina Giannoukos about the glorious visibility and flexibility of sonnets, plus Sabrina Napolitano writes about how reading Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay changed her life.


Notes

Consider donating to The Drunken Odyssey’s indiegogo fundraiser here.

Go here for details on the 60th anniversary party for On the Road at the Kerouac House.

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In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about Rainer Maria Rilke's famous Letters to a Young Poet, plus we pay homage to Rilke's poetry with readings by Craig Moreau, Hyejung Kook, David Foley, Jason Morris, David Mcloughlin, and Amy Hosig.

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Kristen Arnett & Lisa Roney Kristen Arnett & Lisa Roney at Litlando 2017, at The Gallery at Avalon Island.

NOTES

Consider donating to The Drunken Odyssey's indiegogo fundraiser here.

Learn more about the nonprofit Page 15 here.

Follow Kristen Arnett on twitter here, or check out her website.

Check out The Florida Review here.

Go here for details on the 60th anniversary party for On the Road at the Kerouac House.

On the Road

Go here for details about Functionally Literate's next event with SJ Sindu and Kristen Arnett on September 23rd at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts.

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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.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

If you can contribute to my indiegogo fundraiser, please go here.

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.

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_273.mp3
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