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

In this week’s episode, I talk about Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Poetry as Insurgent Art with Vanessa Blakeslee,

Vanessa and John 2

Plus Alice Lowe writes about how Virginia Woolf's A Writer's Diary changed her life.

Alice Lowe


Poetry as Insurgent binding

A Coney Island of the Mind

A Writer's Diary


Coney Island was much more interesting in 1907 than it turned out to be in 2007 when I visited.

The line for food was onerous. And no funnel cake.
His philtrum is a bit too feline for someone serving food.
This was not as much fun as it looked.
This ride was, disappointingly, all facade. It covered half-a-ring at most, with mostly tetanus to frighten you with.

Parachute Literary Arts managed a much better poetic experience at Coney Island.

gorgeous shot of wheel for poem-a-rama
Wonder Wheel, photographed by Jim McDonnell.



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Amanda Deutch hosting the night of poetry in and on The Wonder Wheel.
Emcee and Coney Island Hysterical Society co-founder (on the left, outside the car) Richard Eagan.
Julie Ezelle Patton.
Wanda Phipps reading.






Episode 189 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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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT