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

In this week’s episode, I talk with the novelist Binnie Kirshenbaum about finding one's voice, finding the right point-of-view, avoiding boredom, and the occasional hell of marketing literature.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

Rabbits for FoodThe Scenic Route

A Disturbance on One Place.pngOn Mermaid Avenue

NOTES

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Art Spiegelman chose not to censor his essay on Marvel Comics, in which he likens the president to the Red Skull. Instead, he gave the essay to The Guardian.

Check out my alcoholic, literary adventure novel, Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame.

Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame Cover

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_380.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:07pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk with the memoirist Katherine Smyth about how literature fills our lives, and is there for us in peculiarly reassuring ways when we lose everything.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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The Voyage Out

NOTES

This episode is sponsored by the excellent people at Scribophile.

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RIP, Toni Morrison.

The Bluest Eye

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_379.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk with the poet Tim J. Myers about spirituality, open systems of belief, and the passion of our favorite music and favorite people.

 

Check out my first interview with Tim all the way back on episode 63.

Check out the AWP panel on life balance back on episode 362.

Or check out Tim's listicle, "Improved Terms for Some Currently-Known Stuff."

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_378.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 1:45am EDT

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