Sat, 31 August 2013
On this week’s show, I talk to the novelist Francesca Lia Block,
Plus I share Alise Hamilton's essay about Francesca (originally from Ep. 7)
Empathy, Love and the LGBT Characters in my Books by Francesca Lia Block
Posthumous novels by J. D. Salinger are forthcoming, possibly, maybe.
Seamus Heaney has died.
Special thanks to Doug Nevel!
Sat, 24 August 2013
On this week’s show, I talk to the poet Tim J. Myers,
Plus Dan Lauer explains the impact Spalding Gray's Swimming to Cambodia had on him.
Walter Pater: "All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music" (From The School of Giogione).
Think about helping Beating Windward Press fund new art for its Doc Voodoo pulp fiction series. The swag is considerable, like this t-shirt.
Sat, 17 August 2013
Episode 62 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is here.
On this week’s show, I answer some mail with my friend, David James Poissant,
Plus Jared Silvia reads his amazing new essay, "City of Ghosts."
• Think about helping Beating Windward Press fund new art for its Doc Voodoo pulp fiction series. The swag is considerable, like this t-shirt.
• Members of Pussy Riot! are serving time in a Russian jail for the charge of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred." What they did was perform "Mother of God, Drive Putin Away" in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. While these women are rightly venerated as warriors of free speech, and the phrase "Free Pussy Riot!" is now famous as a movement. What I learned this week, though, is that besides all of that, their music also happens to be fucking wild and should be respected by anyone who has an ear for punk.
Listen to their EP, Kill the Sexist.
Sat, 10 August 2013
This week, I interview my friend, the fiction writer Chad Benson, who also happens to be a rock musician called Quinn W. Shagbark,
plus Jesse Duthrie talks about John Barth's The Floating Opera.
If you are writing in Denver, check out the Lighthouse Writer's Workshop.
Read about Quinn W. Shagbark in Slate.
On Tuesday, August 13th, at Urban ReThink in downtown Orlando, I will read with
DAN LAUER, &
in Jesse Bradley’s series, There Will Be Words, which was just named the best reading series in Orlando by Orlando Weekly.
Two days later, I will be reading an art-inspired piece in this event:
Sat, 3 August 2013