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

In this week’s episode, I talk to Gary Evans, Brian Crum, and Adam Watson of The Intoxicators about writing music, working collaboratively, fast tempos, and staying fired up!

The Intoxicators B&W


Easter Eggs on Halloween
I Dreamed the Best PartThe Intoxicators JTTCOTE

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In this week’s episode, I talk with the poet Ephraim Scott Sommers.

Ephraim Scott Sommers


The Night We Set the Dead Kid On Fire


Litlando 2017 will take place on March 25th at The Gallery at Avalon Island. Buy tickets now here.


Check out Ephraim's music here.

Come to Ephraim's book launch, if you are in Orlando.

Ephraim Scott Sommers book launch final

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_251.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 2:13am EST

Episode 219 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 Josh Dull, Racquel Henry, Darlyn Finch Kuhn, and me.

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In this week’s episode, I talk with the poet Ashley Inguanta, plus Daniela Chamorro writes about how Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street changed her life.

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In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about E. L. Doctorow's Creationists.


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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 1:28am EST

This week’s episode is an eclectic mix of poetry, fiction, and an interview on the subject of the American presidency. This show features Jennifer Berne, Shawn McKee, Karen Best, Christopher Booth, Jeremy DaCruz, & Lauren Camp.


On Monday, February 27 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, at Bookmark It in The Lovely, Vanessa Blakeslee will lead a discussion of Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here.


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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:07am EST


This week features our 5th annual Erotic Poetry Night, featuring...

  • Naomi Butterfield
  • Ephraim Scott Sommers
  • Diane Turgeon Richardson
  • Wilson Santos
  • Stephanie Rizzo
  • Brian Downes
  • Rachel Kolman
  • Lisa Roney
  • Madison Strake Bernath
  • & your host, John King.
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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 11:52pm EST

In this week’s episode, I talk to the novelist and memoirist Tom McAllister about structuring long-form fiction, the mystery of love, the addictive horrors of football, and other important matters.



Bookmark It

Follow Bookmark It on Facebook to learn more about Brave New Book Club, which is led  by Vanessa Blakeslee.


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





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.


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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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:14pm EST