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

In this week’s episode, I talk to the novelist and memoirist Lily Brooks-Dalton.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

According to Buzzfeed, Roxanne Gay has pulled her forthcoming book, How to Be Heard, from Simon and Shuster.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the poet Joy Harjo, the poet and fiction and creative nonfiction writer Kim Addonizio, and the memoirist Paul Lisicky.
 

NOTES

On Sunday, February 5th, The Drunken Odyssey will be hosting its annual erotic poetry night at Vinyl Arts Bar in Orlando, Florida. 7 PM.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to fiction writer Ann Hood,

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and the graphic novelist Art Spiegelman.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

Monica Crowley, Donald Trump's choice for senior director of communications for the National Security Council, is a plagiarist

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On Sunday, February 5th, The Drunken Odyssey will be hosting its annual erotic poetry night at Vinyl Arts Bar in Orlando, Florida. 7 PM..

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In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about Jennie Jarvis's Crafting the Character Arc: A Practical Guide to Character Creation and Development.

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Plus Scott Hoffman reads his essay, "I read Ethan Frome every January."

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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In this week’s episode, I talk to fiction writer, Irvine Welsh, and share his reading from his new novel, A Decent Ride, at Miami Book Fair. Aleksander Hemon also read from his novel, The Making of Zombie Wars.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

Thanks to Pressure Wave (Jared Silvia) for his song "Two Thousand Six."

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the poets Rita Dove and Robert Pinsky, and share the reading they gave together at Miami Book Fair International.

 

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

Listen to my previous interview with Robert Pinsky here.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the essayist Sarah Sweeney about her debut collection, Tell Me If You're Lying, the impediments and the value the academy can be to writing, and the essential relevance of poetry to the prose arts.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

Read Sarah Sweeney's essay about catfishing musicians here.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to fiction writer Glendaliz Camacho near the end of her residency at the Kerouac House in Orlando.

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Photo by Linda Nieves-Powell

 

NOTES

Check out Glendaliz's work:

Reinaldo Arenas's story "The Glass Tower" appears in Mona and Other Tales.

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On this week’s show, I talk to the literary historian Bill Savage about the re-release of George Ade's 1931 classic, breezy history of drinking culture in America.

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TEXT DISCUSSED

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NOTES

Watch and hear Bill's rant against the term dive bar.

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In this week’s episode, I present an Election Day version Jesse Bradley’s prose reading series, There Will Be Words, or in this case, There Will Be Words and/or Doom. The readers included  myself,

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Rachel Kolman,

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Glendaliz Camacho,

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And Whitney Hamrick.

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Thanks once again to our host, J. Bradley.

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