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

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On this episode, poet Ariel Francisco and I talk about Florida's wildness, Miami, Hollywood (Florida), multilingualism, Anna Nicole Smith, a sinking state, Jack Kerouac, FIU's MFA program, and many other important matters.

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Episode 434 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on Apple podcasts, stitcher, spotify, or click here to stream (right click to download, if that’s your thing).

On this episode, Nick Flynn and I talk about memoirs, boundaries, and getting the writing done.

 

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Darin Strauss and I discuss the utility of outlines, the utility of abandoning outlines, love, pain, stream-of-consciousness, love, Lucille Ball, Fred Trump, Coney Island, the semiotic intimacy of television, and love.

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This week, I talk to podcaster Kyle Eagle about music and everything.

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In this week's show, Vanessa Blakeslee and I discuss two online pieces on the subject of sex writing, and the conversation roves from there.

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In this week’s show, I talk to writer, musician, and producer Jared Silvia about the connections between music and writing, the history of synth-pop, and the role of randomness and patterns to experience.

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In this week’s show, I talk to novelist and video essayist Lindsay Ellis about science fiction; the structure of novels; exploring character interiority; alien invasion narratives; Chomskyian linguistics; the joys of making academic arguments about pop culture outside the academy; Transformers; and author platforms.

Music by Modal Plane, used with permission.

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In this week’s show, I talk to my friend David James Poissant about novel-writing, sex scenes, The X-Men, graphic art, focus, and many other things.

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In this week’s show, I talk to my friend, the philosopher Bruce Janz, about how to calm our monkey brains in the time of the pandemic, and what the pandemic can teach us about life before the pandemic.

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

 

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Scott Hoffman

In this week's show, I talk to my friend, the historian Scott Hoffman, about the evolution of Purdue's Outfest, Chicago Pride, Austin Pride, Queerbomb, Orlando pride, respectability politics, and other matters of interest.

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In this week's show, I talk to novelist Ronan Ryan about the dramatic uses of gallows humor, how loss teaches us about our priorities, how elusive reality is, and how to match style to story.

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This week, my intern, Alexander Pate, and I discuss the Salisbury, NC protests that he has participated in, and discuss this point in history.

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Episode 422 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on Apple podcasts, stitcher, spotify, or click here to stream (right click to download, if that’s your thing).

Michael Merriam

This week, Michael Merriam and I discuss the 2010 cult film, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, and in this conversation we address the classic structure of film; the importance of the perfect flaw for a protagonist and antagonist; Joseph Campbell (naturally); the Bible; why Reality Bites bites; video games and the psychological logic of true boss fights; the abundance of super hero actors in this film; comic book adaptations; tropes in anime; and how comedies can house tales with deeply serious content, for those who can look past the jokes.

 


 

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This week I talk with Disney historian Didier Ghez about the joys of research and forging one's own path as a historian.

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This week I talk with comedian, actor, sourdough aficionado, and essay writer, Tom Papa!

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Cover.You're Doing GreatYour Dad Stole My RakeEl Superbeasto

 

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Mike Onorato

On this week's show, I speak with Mike Onorato, Vice President of Publicity at Smith Publicity, about how publicity works behind the scenes for writers, and how COVID-19 is affecting the books business.

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Vanessa Blakeslee and I discuss the classic of comparative mythology, Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces. While this is a work of scholarship not directly intended for creative writers, its lessons are of immense value to anyone writing adventure, fantasy, or science fiction. We reference Star Wars, The Matrix, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Bible, and Pinocchio, among other works, and mention the trials of academic discourse that are meant to be confused with the belly of the beast.

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This week I talk with the novelist Jason Z. Morris about structuring a novel, learning the confidence to write a novel, how the peer review process in science helps in receiving creative writing criticism, and the fun, diverse conversations to be had at the faculty cafeteria at Fordham at Lincoln Center.

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This week I talk with the poet Kimiko Hahn about the mysteriousness of objects, the mourning involved in memory, the strange penchant of Dr. Chevalier Quixote Jackson, and discovering the scheme of a book of poetry.

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This week I talk with poet EmilyBrandtabout her new book Falsehood by After Hours Press. We delve into her personal connection with the poems and her growth from taking a poetry class as a one-off to her experience in NYU's MFA program to published poet.We also discuss the effect her students have had on her writing and her life, which range from high school students to veterans of the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Emily Brandt

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Falsehood

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In this week’s episode, I talk with creative writer and Disney historian Todd James Pierce about the new Disney's Hollywood Studios attraction that let's guests cross into the screen of a cartoon experience.

Todd Pierce Studios CROPPED June 2018

TEXTS DISCUSSED

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In this bonus, mid-week episode of The Drunken Odyssey, the game-writing expert Michael Merriam and I read and discuss Escape from Fire Island, a lost classic from the 1990s. Somehow, we touch upon Dragon's Lair, The Canterbury Tales, Hamlet (naturally), He-Man and The Masters of the Universe, and The Hero with a Thousand Faces.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Escape from Fire IslandCanterbury TalesThe Hero with a Thousand Faces

 

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This week, my occasional co-host, Vanessa Blakeslee, and I discuss Douglas Glover's latest collection, The Erotics of Restraint: Essays on Literary Form. We explore his insights on time and plot construction, as seen the works of Alice Munro, Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, and others.

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This week I sit down with novelist and memoirist Paul Lisicky to discuss his new memoir, Later: My Life at The Edge of The World. We dive into the process of memory in writing memoir, the ways of poetically complicating how time works in narrative, and the influences that let him know what was possible to be at home in memoir. We also discuss his formative experiences living in Provincetown in the 1990s, and discovering queer identity during the times of the AIDS epidemic.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

Later My Life at the End of the Worldthe-narrow-door

Ninety nine Stories of GodCalamatiesTruth Serum

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This week, I speak to actor, show writer, and memoirist Ron Schneider about the show business life, theme park creativity, and learning to master new creative challenges.

Ron Schneider

TEXTS DISCUSSED

From Dreamer to Dreamfinder

NOTES

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Scribophile

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This week, I speak to fiction writer Shane Hinton about his poetic, spooky apocalyptic novel, Radio Dark.

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Episode 408 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on Apple podcastsstitcher, spotify, or click here to stream (right click to download, if that’s your thing.)

This week, my occasional co-host, Vanessa Blakeslee, and I discuss Paul Fussell's entertaining treatise, Class: A Guide Through the American Status System. While this is clearly not a craft book, a sociological understanding of the American class system can add layers to your characterization, or so John found when he discovered this gem back in the early 1990s. Paul Fussell (1924-2012) possessed a gorgeously sardonic wit when not hiding in academia.

John Vanessa SailboatSomeday John will own a sailboat, and become truly, deeply, fatally lost, and happy.

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This week, I talk to my friend and colleague Nathan Holic about his new novel that is a true epic of our hometown (Orlando), Bright Lights, Medium-Sized City.

Nathan HolicNathan Holic at an undisclosed location in Orlando, without a beer.

This is Nathan's 8th appearance on TDO!

 

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This week, I talk to my friend and colleague Amy Watkins about becoming more systematic about submitting work, and about conceiving of book-length projects of poetry.

Amy Watkins

TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

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This week, I talk to my friend Corwin Moore, who is a comic and comedy writer.

Corwin Moore

Our proposed topic of discussion was the greatness of Richard Pryor, which we cover at length in a conversation that took many turns.

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This week, I talk to my friend, and Orlando's poet laureate, Susan Lilley!

Susan Lilley

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Venus in Retrograde

 

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This week, I talk to two poets.

First, I speak with the joyous Jericho Brown about his complex relationship to poetic tradition, identity, and music. Frankly, I kept making tangents to music. Perhaps too many. But this was one of my favorite interviews from Miami Book Fair International.

Jericho Brown MBFI 2019

Second, I speak with Richard Blanco about the poetry of we, and the importance of giving an audience an entertaining performance, and writing poetry that makes me cry in yet another of my favorite interviews from MBFI.

Richard Blanco

TEXTS DISCUSSED

The TraditionHow to Love a Country

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This week, Vanessa Blakeslee and I assail more essays on the craft of literature, this time two by T.S. Eliot.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

"Hamlet and Its Problems" can be found here; "Tradition and the Individual Talent" can be found here.

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This week, I offer another round of conversations from Miami Book Fair International, in which I talk to Steve Almond about his favorite novel, Stonerby John Williams,

Steve Almond

plus I speak with poet Carolyn Forché about her memoir, All You Have Heard is True.

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TEXTS DICSUSSED

Stoner

What You Have Heard is True

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This week, I talk to fiction writer Nathan Englander about the pressurized form of fictional worlds, giving the reader something worth their time and money, getting to the pain as soon as possible, continuing to learn about one's craft deep into one's career, Judaism in literature, and the wisdom of our friend Darin Strauss.

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Books Discussed

Kaddish dot comWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Anne FrankFor the Relief of Unbearable Urges

 

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This week, I talk to fiction writer Rion Amilcar Scott about his extraordinary fiction collection, The World Does Not Require You. We discuss the academic world, African-American folklore, religion, music, science fiction, and post-modernism.

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This week's show features another pair of episodes from Miami Book Fair International.


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On today's show, I share two interviews. The first is with the fiction writer and memoirist Tim O'Brien about how to live in this world.

The second is with the comic creator Chris Ware and his editor at Pantheon Books, Chip Kidd, with whom we discussed how design meshes with the content of a story.

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In our discussion, Vanessa Blakeslee and I manage to talk about yuletide fellowship, hallucinogens, the possibility of St. Patrick's Day cookies, and other perennial holiday topics.

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Music!

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In this week’s episode, I talk once again with the graphic novelist, Peter Kuper, this time about his latest literary adaptation, Heart of Darkness. 

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In this week’s episode, I talk with podcaster, editor, journalist, and journeyman writer Jonathan Small about how to build a career as a writer who gets paid and merges into the cultural styles of the magazines one writes for.

Jonathan Small

Check out Jonathan's excellent podcast, Write About Now.

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Please check out my Indiegogo campaign to help get me down to Miami for Miami Book Fair International this year. T-shirts will be available.

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In this week’s episode, I talk with the amazing Carmen Maria Machado about her new experimental memoir, In the Dream House, as well as her masterful debut, Her Body and Other Stories.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

In the Dream HouseHer Body and Other Stories

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Batalogues with Patty

In this week’s episode, I share the talk Patty Hawkins and I had about Todd Phillip's Joker. We put it in a Batman context, and frankly stray far afield from talking about the movie, but frankly the movie is worth straying from, too.

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In this week’s episode, I interview Ron Cooper about Florida literature, research, the cultural tensions of Florida, and the mystery of existential characters.

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If you are in Orlando on November 2nd from 6 to 9 PM, be a part of the book partyfor my literary adventure novel, Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame.

There will be a raffle for those who show up, no purchase necessary. Raffle items include autographed books, a t-shirt, a gift package from bachelor Pad Magazine, a gift certificate for a medium sized literary tattoo, plus a framed, autographed poster featuring the book cover of Walter Mosley’s Debbie Doesn’t Do it Anymore.

 

Guy Psycho Book Launch Party

6-9 PM

1418 Clouser Ave, Orlando, FL 32804-6209

https://www.facebook.com/events/619433221793908/

Check out my earlier interview with Ron, back on Episode #210.

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In this week’s episode, I interview Erik Deckersabout how he finished the novel he began as a resident at the Kerouac Project of Orlando.

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Check out this early first episode of my new web series talk show about the history of Batman!

https://youtu.be/3TFvC8F37E0

 

If you are in Orlando on November 2nd from 6 to 9 PM, be a part of the book party for my literary adventure novel, Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame.

Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame Cover

There will be a raffle for those who show up, no purchase necessary. Raffle items include autographed books, a t-shirt, a gift package from bachelor Pad Magazine, a gift certificate for a medium sized literary tattoo, plus ...

Guy Psycho Raffle

this framed, autographed poster featuring the book cover of Walter Mosley's Debbie Doesn't Do it Anymore.

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Guy Psycho Book Launch Party

6-9 PM

1418 Clouser Ave, Orlando, FL 32804-6209

https://www.facebook.com/events/619433221793908/

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In this week’s episode, I wear an ugly shirt from outer space  to speak with Vanessa Blakeslee and Lisa Roney about Flannery O'Connor's Mysteries and Manners.

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In this week’s episode, I talk with historian and crime writer Gilbert King about the history of justice and journalism, the role of luck in research, experimenting with presentation until a passage feels right, and how to manage one's doubts when pursuing a writing project.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

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Devil in the Grove

NOTES

 

Check out my first interview with Gilbert back on episode 60!

 

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In this week’s episode, I talk with creative writer and Disney historian Todd James Pierce about the new developments in role-play storytelling that were and perhaps still are planned for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios park at Walt Disney World.

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According to the end of the line cast member outside Oga's Cantina, you can't see all three of Batuu's suns, but you could certainly feel them, on a day called Heatstroke-in-the-Shade.

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In this week’s episode, I talk with crime novelist Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest, Cottonwood,Rake, The Adjustment, and other books.

Scott Phillips

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Episode 382 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on Apple podcasts, stitcher, spotify, or click here to stream.

In this week’s episode, I talk with Rick Moody about his new book, The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony.

Rick Moody by Laurel NakadatePhoto by Laurel Nakadate

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In this week’s episode, I talk with the fiction writer and essayist Deirdre Coyle about why fantasy can be more real than realism, the video game experience that happens inside our minds, and the joys of cutting extraneous words from manuscripts.

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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

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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

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RIP, Toni Morrison.

The Bluest Eye

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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."

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In this week’s episode, I talk with Liz Prato about being the best haole possible in Hawaii, the mixing of history and memoir, respecting the natural environment, and other important matters.

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NOTES

This episode is sponsored by the excellent people at Scribophile.

TDO Listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go here while still logged in to upgrade the account with the discount.

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 7:58pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk with Kendra DeColo about poetry, bohemian misadventures, editing, performing, and more.

Kendra DecoloPhoto by Lindsey Rome.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_376.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk with Chet Weise, the publisher of Third Man Books.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

This episode is sponsored by the excellent people at Scribophile.

TDO Listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go here while still logged in to upgrade the account with the discount.

Check out my debut novel, Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame.

 

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 1:38am EDT

In this episode, I share the most recent Loose Lips, the monthly current events literary thing run by Burrow Press, who selected me to curate and emcee this installment.

This installment featured Deirdre Coyle, Erik Deckers, Bethany DuVall, Corwin Moore, and Tom Lucas. Photos by Katherine J. Parker.

NOTES

This episode is sponsored by the excellent people at Scribophile.

Scribophile

TDO Listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go herewhile still logged in to upgrade the account with the discount.

Check out my debut novel, Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame.

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_374.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

In this week’s show, I talk with the great Erica Jong about writing in one's voice, being in love with language, the discipline of literature, revision, 18th century fiction, living healthy, and sonnets and other poetry,

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plus Vanessa Blakeslee and I discuss Erica Jong's book on writing, Seducing the Demon: Writing for my Life.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

This episode is sponsored by Scribophile.

Scribophile

TDO Listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go herewhile still logged in to upgrade the account with the discount.

Check out my debut novel, Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame.

Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame Cover

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_373.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

In this week’s show, I talk with the fiction writer, children's book writer, and revision guru Arielle Haughee.

Arielle Haughee by Sona PhotographyPicture by Sona Photography.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

The Complete Revision Workbook

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NOTES

This episode is sponsored by Scribophile.

Scribophile

TDO Listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go herewhile still logged in to upgrade the account with the discount.

Check out my debut novel, Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame.

Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame Cover


Episode 372 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_372.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

In this week's show, C.H. Hooks and I sit down with some questionable red wine to discuss Florida, Florida literature, and the uses we make of writing.

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NOTES

This episode is sponsored by Scribophile.

Scribophile

TDO Listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go herewhile still logged in to upgrade the account with the discount.

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

Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame Cover

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_371.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

This week, we go to Walt Disney World with Nathan Holic and David James Poissant in order to discuss Cory Doctorow’s science fiction novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.

 

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_370.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to the poet Deborah Landau about her wonderful new poetry collection, Soft Targets,

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plus I share Copper Canyon's poetry reading from the 2019 AWP Conference, which featured Javier Zamora, Ellen Bass, Deborah Landau, and Jericho Brown.

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Soft TargetsThe TraditionUnaccompanied

Like A Beggar

NOTES

This episode is sponsored by Scribophile.

Scribophile

TDO Listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go herewhile still logged in to upgrade the account with the discount.

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to Mitchell S. Jackson about finding joy in voice while dwelling on painful material in a memoir and novel.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

Survival MathThe Residue Years

NOTES

This episode is sponsored by Scribophile.

Scribophile

TDO Listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go herewhile still logged in to upgrade the account with the discount.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_368.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT

In this week’s episode, Vanessa Blakesleeand I discuss Eudora Welty's "Place in Fiction" (1955).

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

The Eye of the Story

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This episode is sponsored by Scribophile.

Scribophile

TDO Listeners can get 20% of a premium subscription to Scribophile. After using the above link to register for a basic account, go herewhile still logged in to upgrade the account with the discount.

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

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And check out Vanessa's books, too.

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_367.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 8:30pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I share my first mixtape in almost 2 years.

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Happy writing. Let me know what you think below.

NOTES

Please buy me.

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_366.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk with poet Campbell McGrath about his his new book, Nouns & Verbs, from a luminous lobby in Portland.

Campbell McGrathPhoto by Freesia McKee.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Nouns & Verbs

NOTES

Check out my previous interview with Campbell from 3 years ago, back on episode 203.

If a literary adventure might be your jam, please consider buying my exciting new novel.

Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame Cover

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_365.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 6:26pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk with poet and essayist Elisa Gabbert about the excitement of short-form essays, the glories of book design, not reading Moby Dick, and other literary confessions. 

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

If you are into literary adventure stories, please pick up a copy of my debut novel, Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame.

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_364.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

In this week’s episode, David James Poissant turns the tables on John King and interviews him about the miraculous release of his epic novel, Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame.

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Here is the original Guy Psycho short story.

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

In this week’s episode, Chelsey Clammer, David James Poissant, Rion Amalcar Scott, and I discuss how to survive in the writing life before an AWP audience in Portland, Oregon.

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NOTES

If you are anywhere near Miami, check out the O, Miami Poetry Festival.

Please review this show on iTunes.

My novel comes out next week.

Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame

 

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_362.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I go back to Jack Kerouac's house to talk to fellow fiction writer and NYU alum Sara Batkie about Realism, Magic Realism, historical fiction, the composition of a story collection, NYU's MFA program, the upsides of reading for literary magazines, and our evolutions as writers.

Sara Batkie

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Better Times

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_361.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm EDT

In this week’s episode, Karen Price, Erik Deckers, Terry Ann Thaxton and I read Jack kerouac's poetry to the accompaniment of Ben Deckers's walking bass.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

Kerouac Book of HaikusMexico City BluesKerouac Scattered PoemsA Coney Island of the Mind


Episode 360 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: 1:00am EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman about classical music, social class, memoir, and authenticity.

Jessica HindmanPhoto by Vanessa Borer.

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NOTES

TDO will be sharing a table with Black Fox Literary Magazine at AWP at table T14104, plus I am moderating a panel on life-balance, which I clearly know nothing about.

AWP PanelAlso, my novel has a release date of April 16, 2019.

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk again with Mark Blake, biographer of Peter Grant, about what happened to Led Zeppelin after Led Zeppelin.

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Bring it On Home

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_358.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 1:50am EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to music writer Mark Blake about his new biography of Peter Grant, the man who empowered Led Zeppelin to become the most popular rock band of all time.

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Bring it On Home

NOTES

I will be at AWP. Leave a comment if you are attending and would like a TDO meet and greet.

AWP Panel

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_357.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to fiction writer Chad Anderson near the end of his residency at The Kerouac House here in Orlando, Florida. We spoke about the importance of memories, including lost ones, in the creation of our realities (and the fictions representing those realities), the complications of family, the glory of a long residency, and Washing DC as a writer's city.

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NOTES

Read Chad Anderson's Katherine Anne Porter Award winner, "Maidencane," here.

[caption id="attachment_24110" align="alignnone" width="4032"]Chad Greg Proops Me.jpgChad Anderson, Greg Proops, and moibackstage at the Hard Rock Live at Universal Studios, Orlando, in the apex of show business moments for your humble Drunken Odyssey.[/caption]

Check out Whose Live Anyway, in which the Whose Line is it Anyway cast improvs the hell out of a stage near your, probably, eventually.

Or Check out this farewell reading from Eleanor Matthews, the resident before Chad.

https://youtu.be/ODhjl3zHvRY

The application period for next year's Kerouac residents ends on March 10th. Apply here.

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Come hear me pontificate with some wiser writers than I am at AWP!

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:23am EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to fiction writer Teresa Carmody about the joys of making books, the patterns needed for experimental work, and approaching the musicality of writing like meditation.

teresa carmodyPhoto by Jared Alan Smith.

 

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_355.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to Todd James Pierce about his new biography of Ward Kimball from an epic corridor of The Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

Ward Kimball

Three Years in Wonderland

NOTES

Check out Todd's site and podcast, The Disney History Institute.

Check out my previous interview with Todd back on Episode 218.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_354.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

In this week’s episode, Vanessa Blakeslee and I survive reading Roland Barthes's "The Death of the Author" and "What is an Author?" by Michel Foucault.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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Check Out Vanessa's Books!

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NOTES

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Suggested donation: $20, which comes with a glass of wine and food. Go herefor more details.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_353.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:28am EDT

In this week’s episode, I chat with my friend Terry Ann Thaxton about poetry, parents, mortality, yard work, mud, and the underrated useful of writing prompts for professional writers. We were tired, but we laughed a lot.

Terry Ann ThaxtonJohn King and Terry Ann Thaxton at Jack Kerouac's house in Orlando. Jared Silvia is saying something behind us. Photo by Katherine J. Parker.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_352.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

In this week’s episode, I speak with the war veteran, journalist, and novelist Elliot Ackerman about composition and revision strategies, and the emotional access points from our own experience to the stories we tell.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_351.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I speak with the Kerouac House's fall 2018 resident, Eleanor Matthews about Victorian novels, characterization and plots, and the connections between physical activity and creative writing.

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_350.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 4:04am EDT

In this week’s episode, I croak with Vanessa Blakeslee and Mark Pisczek about the Apollonian and Dionysian origins of storytelling as explored in Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy.

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NOTES

If you live in Orlando, come hear Mark and his band, Strange Angels, play jazz at the Imperial at Washburn Imports this Thursday, January 17, 2019, 8-11 PM.

1800 N Orange BLVD / Orlando, FL 32804.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2187842224789407/

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

This week has Miami Book Fair International conversations with Ben Fountain,Celeste Ng, and Gary Shteyngart!

Ben FountainBen Fountain and beverages in the Confucius Institute at Miami Dade College.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_348.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:54am EDT

Episode 347 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

This week is a cornucopia of poetry conversation with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Billy Collins!

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

Oceanic

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_347.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

Here's a present, something I acquired when collecting bootlegs in the 1990s. I hope you enjoy it while I get over this damned cold.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_346.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I share a conversation I had with author, editor, comic book fan, and book designer Chip Kidd, from about 40 feet away from Biscayne Bay. We spoke about the DC/Marvel divide, the sublime art of Alex Ross, how art springs from our need to see the work we want to enjoy the most, and how so many areas of the book business intersect, if you are paying attention.

Chip Kidd

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Marvelocity

The Cheese Monkeys

The LearnersBatmangaDeath by Design

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_345.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 6:17pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I share a recording of Loose Lips, the monthly current events literary thing run by Burrow Press, who selected Katherine J. Parker to curate and host this installment.

Dec 2018 Loose Lips 2Katherine J. Parker by Jared Silvia.

 

Dec 2018 Loose Lips 3Joshua Begley by by Jared Silvia.

Dec 2018 Loose Lips 4Whitney Paige Hamrick by Jared Silvia.

Dec 2018 Loose Lips 6John King by Jared Silvia.

Dec 2018 Loose Lips 1Karen Price by Jared Silvia.

Dec 2018 Loose Lips 5Tom Lucas by Jared Silvia.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

Check out John's previous appearances on Loose Lips:

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_344.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:24am EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about the new story anthology, A Very Italian Christmas, from New Vessel Press.

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In our discussion, we manage to talk about yuletide loneliness, poverty, despair, prostitution, elk herds, Christmas, fascism, prostitution, friendship, Paul Auster's screenplay for Smoke, and David Sedaris's classic essay, "Dinah the Christmas Whore."

TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

Check out Vanessa and I talking about A Very French Christmas from last year.

Check out my interview with Davis Sedarisback on episode 50.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_343.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:52am EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to poet and memoirist Linda Buckmaster about how our subjects sometimes choose us, the wondrous weirdness of Florida, and how the find form in the flux of composition.

Linda Buckmaster

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to Brian Turner & Jared Silvia about making a beautiful, experimental poetic album of space ballads and duets.

Interplanetary Acoustic Team

Episode 341 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_341.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to creative nonfiction writer LaTanya McQueen about how our stories sometimes choose us, how to write a really good footnote, and how to try to talk about history and race in America.

LaTanya McQueen

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And it Begins Like This

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Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 1:01am EDT

In this week's episode, I talk to fiction writer Kimberly Lojewski!

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NOTES

Check out my interviews with Tony Hoagland back on episode 40and 132.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_339.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Joshua Begley, AC Warner, Katherine Parker, Elise McKenna, Tom Lucas, Amy Watkins, Joshua Dull, Dianne Turgeon Richardson, and Vincent CramptonCount Orlock for Horror Movie Poetry Night V!

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_338.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dale Lucas, Tom Lucas, and Elise McKenna for a deep dive into Stephen King's 1981 treatise on the horror genre, Danse Macabre.

Danse Macabre 2Photo by Katherine J. Parker.

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Danse MacabrePhoto by Katherine J. Parker.

NOTES

Check out Don Peteroy's amazing essay on how to read the entire Dark Tower series while still having a life.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_337.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to the poet Sean Conrey about poetry, religion, trees, and our long ago time at Purdue University.

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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_336.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:00am EDT