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

In this week’s episode, I present an Election Day version Jesse Bradley’s prose reading series, There Will Be Words, or in this case, There Will Be Words and/or Doom. The readers included  myself,

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Rachel Kolman,

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Glendaliz Camacho,

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And Whitney Hamrick.

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Thanks once again to our host, J. Bradley.

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On this week’s show, I talk to the nonfiction writer Sayantani Dasgupta about creative nonfiction, the romance of reading, and the powerful appeal of the in-between.

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Listen to Sayantani's essay about 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea here.

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In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about David Foster Wallace’s “E Unibus Plurim: Television and U.S. Fiction.”

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Read David Foster Wallace’s 1993 essay “E Unibus Plurim: Television and U.S. Fiction” here.

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On this week’s show, I talk to the nonfiction writer Pamela Skjolsvik about creative nonfiction, anxiety, and death,

plus I briefly eulogize a triumvirate of entertainers: Leonard Cohen, Robert Vaughn, and Kevin Meaney.

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Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase

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Check out Pamela Skjolsvik's essay about David Sedaris back on episode 50.

Miami Book Fair International‘s amazing weekend street fair will take place on November 19th and 20th.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the journalist and nonfiction writer, Craig Pittman.

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This week is a live show: Horror Movie Poetry Night III. The Drunken Odyssey All Stars were Glendaliz Camacho, Curtis X. Meyer, Stacy Barton, Jim Driggers, Shawn McKee, Jared Silvia, Whitney Hamrick, Teege Braune, & your host, John King.

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Episode 229 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 return to Jesse Bradley’s Halloween installment of his prose reading series, There Will Be Words.

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Jesse Bradley, Karen Best, Shawn McKee, Teege Braune, John King, & Jared Silvia.
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Plus a final performance from The Terrible Mr. Sundrop.

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On this week’s show, I present a quartet of readings from HP Lovecraft: "The Beast in the Cave," "The Tree," "Beyond the Wall of Sleep," and "From Beyond."

Our readers are Chris Booth,

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Elise McKenna, and Tom Lucas.

Elise & Tom Lovecraft Roundtable

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This episode is a companion to Episode 227, a roundtable discussion of Lovecraft.

If you like this show's readings, check out the previous literary reading episode, 123, on the year without a summer that spawned the ghost story contest between Lord Byron, the Shelleys, and Dr. Polidori.

If you are near Orlando on October 19th, come to Horror Movie Poetry Night 3.

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In this week’s episode, I and my inestimable guests have a fine conversation about Lovecraft and his bizarre tales and his rather strange life and his exceptionally unfortunate opinions

The participants included Elise McKenna, Tom Lucas,

Elise & Tom Lovecraft RoundtableJulian Chambliss,

Julian Lovecraft Roundtableand Dianne Turgeon Richardson.

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An author photo can look unintentionally scarier than the horror book cover sometimes.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to poet Vidhu Aggarwal,

vidhu-aggarwalplus Adelia Johnson writes about Ned Vizzini's It's Kind of a Funny Story changed her life.

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Check out my essay, "There, But," in the latest issue of Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the journalist and historian, Bob Kealing,

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plus Heather Whited reads her essay, "Onigiri, Shirasagi, and Me."

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

 The Daytona News-JournalThe Daytona News-Journal documented Edward Albee's involvement with the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

On September 30th, Richard Blanco is coming to Valencia College for the Winter Park Writers’ Festival. Richard Blanco’s reading is FREE, but you MUST reserve a seat via the Festival’s Eventbrite page.

EVENT DETAILS

  • Location: Winter Park Campus, Valencia College, 850 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789, Rooms 237/2424
  • 4 PM: Community Writing Class with Richard Blanco
  • 5:30 PM: Open Mic Reading (Emceed by John King)
  • 7:00 PM: Richard Blanco Reading

You can find my interview with Richard Blanco back on episode 76.

The deadline for submissions for Condoms and Hot Tubs Don't Mix is fast approaching.

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In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about Virginia Woolf’s "Modern Fiction" and "Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown,"

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plus Mingzhao Xu writes about Diana Gabaldon's Outlanders series changed her life.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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Suki Kim's nuanced take on what happened in Brisbane can be read at The New Republic.

Lionel Shriver's "Identity Politics and Fiction" can be read at The Guardian.

On September 30th, Richard Blanco is coming to Valencia College for the Winter Park Writers’ Festival. Richard Blanco’s reading is FREE, but you MUST reserve a seat via the Festival’s Eventbrite page.

EVENT DETAILS

  • Location: Winter Park Campus, Valencia College, 850 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789, Rooms 237/2424
  • 4 PM: Community Writing Class with Richard Blanco
  • 5:30 PM: Open Mic Reading (Emceed by John King)
  • 7:00 PM: Richard Blanco Reading

 

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the novelist Vu Tran about the appeal of detective fiction, the importance of literary substance over style, the problem with femme fatale characters, the Iowa MFA experience, and many, many other things,

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plus Jared Silvia sings another Woody Guthrie number in honor of Labor Day, as part of his annual Labor Day musical project.

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NOTES

On September 30th, Richard Blanco is coming to Valencia College for the Winter Park Writers' Festival.

Richard Blanco's reading is FREE, but you MUST reserve a seat via the Festival's Eventbrite page.

EVENT DETAILS

  • Location: Winter Park Campus, Valencia College, Rooms 237/2424
  • 4 PM: Community Writing Class with Richard Blanco
  • 5:30 PM: Open Mic Reading (Emceed by John King)
  • 7:00 PM: Richard Blanco Reading

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the poet and novelist Ryler Dustin near the end of his residency at the Kerouac House in Orlando, after a weeklong tour of weddings.

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We speak about the horrors of what happens to poetry in educational environments, the dawning sense of contemporary poetry as a form of play and life, as opposed to some kind of stillborn puzzle. Ryler also talks about the poetic impulse overtaking him before he even knew what poetry was, and walks me through his experience in slam poetry and MFA life, and the creative writing PhD, and the drive to move beyond genres. For some reason, I bring up my favorite bit of dialogue from the movie Major League despite Bull Durham being a much better movie. The role of honesty and novelty in writing also brilliantly come up. (We were both sober.)

NOTES

  • On September 30th, Richard Blanco is headed to Valencia College for its 2016 Winter Park Writers Festival.
  • Rest in peace, Mr. Sundrop (Episode 213), or else let your caterwauls join the heavenly chorus.

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Episode 222 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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In this week’s episode, I share There Will Be Fan Fiction 2, a special edition of Jesse Bradley’s prose reading series, There Will Be Words.

 

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This installment features the fan fiction of Shauna Basques (Jason Todd-era Batman), J. Bradley himself (The Mighty Ducks/Fatal Attraction crossover, obviously), Brontë Bettencourt (Frozen), A. C. Warner (Star Trek: The Next Generation, as read by me), and me (Flash Gordon).

NOTES

Check out the first installment of There Will Be Fan Fiction, which featured Teege Braun writing Small Wonder, Jared Silvia writing King of the Hill, Stephanie Rizzo writing about a post-apocalyptic Lewis and Clarke, Genevieve Anna Tyrrell writing Dexter, and me, that is John King, writing a Benny Hill Show/Ace Frehley crossover that includes David Foster Wallace, Yoda, My Little Pony, and a hint of Cthulu.

Also check out J. Bradley's latest book, Jesus Christ, Boy Detective, and here us talk about it back on episode 216.

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Check out Brontë Bettencourt's blog, 21st Century Brontë.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to my friend, fiction writer Sam Slaughter, who I met back in 2014, when he wrote a little something about Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son for the show. We talk about his short story collection, God in Neon, his chapbook, When You Cross That Line (inspired by Florida Man stories), alcoholism, how we evolve as writers, and the Orlando writing scene.

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Photo by Oxley Photography 2014

plus Tom McAllister of Book Fight fame reads his personal essay, "A Brief History of World Travel (Part 8): Notes on Baltimore, MD."

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

God in Neon

When You Cross That Line

The Sheltering

Bastard Out Of Carolina

NOTES

  • Check out Sam Slaughter's website.
  • Hear Sam read his essay about Denis Johnson's Jesus's Son back on episode 119.
  • Or hear Sam read his essay about his misadventures in brewing beer back on episode 126.
  • Or hear Sam reads his essay about helping himself to some sacramental wine as part of our Repeal Day 2014 show back on episode 129.
  • Read the text of A Brief History of World Travel (part 8) - Notes on Baltimore, MD, or check out Tom McAllister's other essays in this series, and his other work, on his website.
  • Consider pre-ordering Tom McAllister's forthcoming novel, The Young Widower's Handbook.

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Episode 220 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.Sonic Bullets

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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.

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The line up on that evening was Ryan Rivas,

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 Mary McGinn,

Logan Anderson,

and Amy Watkins!

 

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In this week’s episode, I talk to historian and creative writer Todd James Pierce,

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plus Heather Whited reads her essay, "The General."

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Check out the Disney History Institute.

 

 

 

 

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In this week’s episode, I talk with Vanessa Blakeslee about On Writing, a book of selections from Charles Bukowski's letters,

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plus poet Henry Hughes writes me a letter about his own correspondence with Bukowski back from 1989 and 1991.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

On Writing

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Women

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In this week’s episode, I talk to J. Bradley about his new novel, Jesus Christ, Boy Detective,

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plus Tom McAllister reads his essay, "A Brief History of World Travel, Part 6."

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

  • For those of you who'd like to read "A Brief History of World Travel, Part 6," or follow Tom McAllister in general, go here.
  • Subscribe to The Florida Review for only $15 a year.
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In this week's episode, I interview actor and author Lisa Wolpe about her one woman show, Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender, plus Mistie  Watkins reads her essay "Why I Write."

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Episode 213 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 a joint production of The Drunken Odyssey, The Functionally Literate Reading Series, and the In Between Series: an experimental show called The Pink Fire Revue.

This featured the musicians John Curtis, Derek Duda (Dudagruv), Jared Silvia (Pressurewave), and visual artist Ginger Leigh (Synthestruct),

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and the writers, namely myself,

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Nicole Oquendo,

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Mary McGinn,

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Tod Caviness,

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&, by proxy, The Terrible Mr. Sundrop.

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Bright Light BooksIf you like in the city beautiful that is Orlando, do check out Bright Light Books, my favorite local used book store, especially for their overstock sales every Saturday.

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Episode 213 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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In this week’s episode, I interview fiction writer and humorist Erik Deckers,

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plus Emma Atkinson reads her essay, "The Little Maybe."

Emma Atkinson

TEXTS DISCUSSED

No Bullshit Social MediaBranding YourselfI Never Promised YouNOTES

Follow Erik's humor columns here, his professional blog here, or on twitter.

MSND NYCT 1Check out Chuck Cannini's review of New York Classical Theatre's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

 

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In this week’s episode, we have a roundtable discussion of Hunter S. Thompson.

The participants included Geoffe Benge, Frank Messina, Josh Dull, Shawn McKee,

 

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Geoff Benge, Frank Messina, Ashley Inguanta, Josh Dull, and Shawn McKee.

 

and Dianne Turgeon Richardson.

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Dianne pre-recording her bit. Notice the placement of tambourine.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

HST Hells AngelsHST The Great Shark HuntHST Fear and Loathing 2The Curse of Lonohunter thompson better than sex

The Rum DiaryHey Rube

 

 

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In this week’s episode, I interview fiction writer and philosopher Ron Cooper,

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plus I chat with actor Jeremy Palko, who many of you might recognize as Andy from season 6 of The Walking Dead.

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Jeremy Palko is the more handsome fellow on the right.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

 

Gospel Of The Twin

So Pretty

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In this week’s episode, I share a recording of the latest live performance of The Drunken Odyssey All Stars, in The Ink Show.

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This performance included your humble host,

John King

Teege Braune,

Teege Braune

Nicole Oquendo,

Nicole Oquendo James King
Nicole with the tattoo artist, James King.

Mistie Watkins,

Mistie Watkins

Adrian Alexander,

Adrian Alexander

Stephanie Rizzo,

Stephanie Rizzo

Tom Lucas,

Tom Lucas

and Amy Watkins.

Amy Watkins

NOTES

Infinite thanks to Beyond Ink Tattoos in Winter Park.

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Listen to the powerful surf rock of The Intoxicators.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

Pen and Ink

Generation of Swine

Moby Dick

 

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In this week’s episode, I interview fiction writer Mark Leyner,

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Photo by David Plakke Media.

plus Catherine Carson writes about how Kelly Groome's I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl changed her life.

Catherine Carson PhotoTEXTS DISCUSSED

Gone with the Mind

The Sugar Frosted Nutsack

Et Tu Babe

Let's Play Doctor

War Inc

I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a GirlNOTES

The music accompanying Catherine Carson’s essay is “Wingspan” by Carlton Melton, from their album “Photos of Photos.”

Check out the music of The Tequila Worms.

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In this week’s episode, I interview the novelist and poet Jeffrey Ethan Lee,

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plus Heather Whited reads another travel memoir essay, "Masada."

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

The Autobiography of Somebody Else

Invisible Sister

Identity Papers

 

 

NOTES

  • Check out Jeffrey's first appearance on TDO, back on Episode 111.
  • The Pink Fire Revue is a Modular Collective Art event on June 4th at 7pm at the Gallery At Avalon Island.  Poetry by John King, Nicole Oquendo, Tod Caviness, and Mary McGinn. Visualizations by Synthestruct. Improvised electronic music by Jon Curtis, Dudagruv, and Pressure wave. The Pink Fire Revue is presented by Functionally Literate, The Drunken Odyssey, and The In-Between Series. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Follow The In Between Series here.oad.
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In this week’s episode, I share a recording of latest Best Of show in Jesse Bradley’s prose reading series, There Will Be Words, in which I was a reader, along with Tom Lucas, Jared Silvia, and Karen Price.

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J. Bradley. Photo by John King.
Photo by Shawn McKee.
John King. Tom Lucas is at crotch height. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Tom Lucas. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Tom Lucas. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Jared Silvia. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Jared Silvia. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Karen Price. Photo by Shawn McKee.
Karen Price. Photo by Shawn McKee.

NOTES

If you live in the City Beautiful, that is Orlando, come see me collaborate with others in The Pink Fire Revue on Saturday, June 4th.

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In this week’s episode, I talk about Wallace Stevens's "The Noble Rider and the Sound of Words" with Vanessa Blakeslee,

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Plus Tom McAllister reads his essay, “A Brief History of World Travel, Part 1: Notes on Portland Maine.”
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TEXTS DISCUSSED

Stevens LoA

Bury Me in My Jersey

NOTES

Check out The Two Cities Review, as well as its podcast.

Two Cities Review

If you want to read Tom McAllister's “A Brief History of World Travel, Part 1: Notes on Portland Maine,” go here.

Check out my review of Book Fight, or Book Fight itself.

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In this week’s episode, I throw myself into the Star Wars universe from a writer's perspective.

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NOTE: This show was not authorized by Lucasfilm or any other company.

NOTES

Learn more about Marcia Lucas's influence on 2.5 of the early Star Wars films here.

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In this week’s episode, I interview poet Campbell McGrath about XX, his tenth book of poetry.

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Campbell McGrath (left) and John King (right). Photo by Shawn McKee.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

XXInTheKingdom_pb_cSeven NotebooksFlorida Poems

NOTES

All 7 panels from Litlando 2016 are now available on youtube here.

Read Amy Watkins's review of XX here.

My creative nonfiction piece, "Just Barely," recently appeared in the Fantastic Floridas section of Burrow Press Review.

My flash fiction, "Gentle Spirit," appeared in THAT Literary Review #1.

On May 10th, I'll be reading with Jared Silvia, Tom Lucas, and Karen Price in The Best of There Will Be Words.

Check out "The Battle Over the Sea Monkey Fortune" at The New York Times Magazine.

The Picasso film I reference is The Mystery of Picasso, from 1956, which is not actually in the 1970s at all.

Check out the music of The Bambi Molesters. Their songs "Rising East" (As the Dark Wave Swells) and "Chaotica" (from Sonic Bullets: 13 from the Hip) are heard on this episode.

As the Dark Wave SwellsSonic Bullets

 

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In this week’s episode, I share Litlando 2016's publishing panel, featuring Danita Berg, Lisa Roney, Raquel Henry, and Ryan Rivas.

Publishing Panelplus Chris Bedell writes about how Sara Shephard's Pretty Little Liars: Toxic changed his life.

Chris Bedell

 

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Black Fox 13The Florida ReviewAnimal A Beast of a Literary MagazineForty Martyrs

Pretty Little Liars ToxicNOTES

Check out the music of The Tequila Worms.

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In this week’s episode, I present my lecture, Postmodernism for Creative Writers.

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Postmodernism for CW

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Memoirs Of A Shy Pornographer

French Lieutenants Woman

Gravity's RainbowTrue Places Never Are

Break Every Rule

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the poet and memoirist Brian Turner,

Poet Brian Turner. Photograph by Kim Buchheit.

plus Heather Whited reads her essay, "Scotland Break Up."

Heather WhitedTEXTS DISCUSSED My Life as a Foreign CountryTurner Here, BulletTurner Phantom NoiseNOTES

According to The Guardian, some readers were not amused by Calvin Trillan's "Have They Run Out of Provinces Yet?".

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the New York Times bestselling novelist Ridley Pearson from Walt Disney World,

Ridley Pearson and Meplus Mistie Watkins writes about how The Night Circus changed her life.

Mistie Watkins

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Return Book Twokingdom keepersPeter and the Starcatchers.png

Choke PointNight Circus

 

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In this week’s episode, I talk about Carole Maso's Break Every Rule with Vanessa Blakeslee,

Break Every Rule John and Vanessa

plus Jeremy DaCruz writes about a lucky day on the Econlockhachee River.

Jeremy Da Cruz

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Break Every Rule

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Episode 196 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing, literature, and drinking, is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

In this week’s episode, I interview the actor Joe Vincent,

Joe Vincent

Plus John McMahon writes about how Moby Dick changed his life.

John McMahon

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Riverside Shakespeare
Moby Dick
 NOTES

Check out Orlando Shakespeare Theater's current offerings, and use the discount code mentioned at the beginning of this week's episode.

See my reviews of OST's Tempest and Pericles.

Check out C.T. McMillan's blog, McMillan's Codex.

 

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Check out Lisa Marten's blog, On Top of It.

 

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I am so proud to share this wonderful Kerouac House/Burrow Press event from last month, My Queer Valentine, starring Ashley Inguanta, Claire Robin Thorne, Amber Norman, and Sarah Viren.
 

 Episode 196 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing, literature, and drinking, is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.
Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_196.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I interview the creative nonfiction writer Sarah Viren,

Sarah Viren

Plus Amy Oestreicher writes about a book that changed her life.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

Sarah Viren's My Murderer's Futon.

 
The Courage to Heal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES

Learn more about Sarah Viren here.

Learn more about Amy Oestreicher, including upcoming dates of her one-woman show, Gutless and Grateful, here.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_195.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I interview the poet J. Scott Brownlee,

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plus Dan Lauer reads his memoir essay, "Helen of Troy."

Dan Lauer
TEXTS DISCUSSED


Requiem for Used Ignition Cap

Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs

Break Every Rule

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_194.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I interview fiction writer Mary Gaitskill, and share her reading from Miami Book Fair International,

Mary Gaitskill

plus Beverly Army Williams and I discuss Mary Gaitskill's new novel, The Mare.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

The MareVeronicaNOTES

Check out Beverly Army Williams's site, Mothershould.

Litlando-PosterGet tickets for Litlando here.

The music used in this show was by Michael Hearst. "Alprazolam" (Songs for Fearful Flyers) and "Nicht Lustig Fight" (Film Music and Other Scores, Vol. 1) appeared in the opening, and "Theme From Magic Camp" (Film Music and Other Scores, Vol. 1) at the close.

Check out his wonderful music.

Film Music and Other ScoresSongs for Fearful FlyersIf you live in Orlando, check out Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2016 production of The Tempest.

Greg Thornton (Prospero) and Lisa Wolpe (Antonia) star in Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. (Photo by Luke Evans.)
Greg Thornton (Prospero) & Lisa Wolpe (Antonia) in OST's The Tempest. (Photo by Luke Evans.)
Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_193.mp3
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Erotic Poetry Night IV

This week features our 4th annual Erotic Poetry Night, featuring Jesse Bradley, Teege Braune, Stephanie Rizzo, Danielle Kessinger, Amy Watkins, David James Poissant, Ashley Inguanta, Sarah Viren, and (ahem) John King.

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_192.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I interview poet Erin Belieu,

Erin Belieu

plus I share the Miami Book Fair International reading she participated in with Carl Phillips, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Kevin Young.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Slant SixReconnaissance Carl PhillipsHeaven PoemsBook of Hours

NOTES

  • Check out my first interview with Erin Belieu back on episode 44, when we talked about VIDA and the count.
  • On Superbowl Sunday, February 7, 7 P.M., The Drunken Odyssey will be Super Balling at Writer’s Atelier. More info is here.

Litlando-Poster

Get tickets for Litlando here.

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_191.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:29am EDT

In this week’s episode, I interview Adrian Todd Zuniga, the host of Literary Death Match,

Adrian Todd Zuniga

plus Heather Whited writes about how Susanna Clark's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.

Heather Whited

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

NOTES

Learn More about Literary Death Match here.

Litlando-Poster

Get tickets for Litlando here.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_190.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

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

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

Alice Lowe

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Poetry as Insurgent binding

A Coney Island of the Mind

A Writer's Diary

NOTES

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

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The line for food was onerous. And no funnel cake.
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His philtrum is a bit too feline for someone serving food.
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This was not as much fun as it looked.
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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.

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Wonder Wheel, photographed by Jim McDonnell.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Episode 189 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_189.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I interview memoir writer J.J. Anselmi,

JJ Anselmi

Plus Patty Hawkins eulogizes David Bowie.

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Heavy A MemoirLowNOTES

20914481839_d2db57ea30_oCheck out Drew Perlmutter's kickstarter campaign for his upcoming documentary, US Highway 98: The Florida I Never Knew. He was my cinematographer for The Drunken Odyssey's first documentary, The Weeki Wachee Spectacular.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7Cg6lFnfl4

Patty Hawkin's recommends Bowie's Jazzin for Blue Jean.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXvAaNcXNzI

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_188.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:25am EDT

In this week’s episode, I interview fiction writer Kelly Link,

Kelly Link

Plus I share the reading she participated in, "Short Stories, Tall Tales," also featuring Adam Johnson and Padgett Powell.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Get In TroubleNOTES

Kelly Link Get in Trouble

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_187.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I interview the poet and memoirist Nick Flynn,

Nick Flynn

Plus I share the reading he participated in about 45 minutes after our interview, a reading that also included Ed Skoog and Denise Duhamel (Episode 134).

 

TEXTS DISCUSSED

My FeelingsAnother Bullshit NightRough DayCaprice


 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_186.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 4:51pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I interview Teege Braune,

Teege at Grand Floridian

who reads short story, "Top Takes a Top," which just appeared in Bridge Eight.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Bridge Eight 3Ethiopiques Vol 4

15 Views of Orlando 115 views 2UlyssesNOTES

Scott McCloud and Cory Doctorow: A Conversation is now available on TDO's youtube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqwnK1I2Xhg

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_185.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I interview Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

and Amy Hempel,

Amy Hempel

plus Shawn McKee reads his personal essay, "A Confession."

Shawn McKee

TEXTS DISCUSSED

In Real LifeDown and Out in the Magic Kingdomdoctorow_jacket_press_draft8The Hand That Feeds YouAmy Hempel Collected Stories

NOTES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV9zW3ou0tM

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_184.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 2:46pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I interview Mary Karr,

Mary Karr

and share her talk at Miami Book Fair International 2015, plus I share a Miami Bookfair Event I was in,

Tiffany Razzano's Saved by the Sunshine State.

Tiffany Razzano
Tiffany Razzano ruling over The Swamp!

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_183.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I interview fiction writer Elizabeth McCracken,

Elizabeth-McCracken

and share her reading at Miami Book Fair International 2015,

Elizabeth McCracken Reading

plus Dallas Woodburn reads her personal essay, "First, Please Yourself."

Dallas Woodburn

NOTES

David Henry Hwang is apparently going to be okay after being seriously attacked with a knife in Brooklyn.

Special thanks to Lisa Martens, Don Royster, and Racquel Henry for sharing their impressions of NANOWRIMOing.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

ThunderstruckDurable Goods

 

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_182.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 5:43pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I interview fiction writer Rick Moody

Rick Moody

plus Ryan Rivas reads his essay, "Reporting from Inside the Vortex of Miami Book Fair," which first appeared on lithub.

Ryan Rivas

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Hotels Of North AmericaUnspeakable PracticesCheck out Rick's new band, The Unspeakable Practices.


 

Episode 181 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_181.mp3
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Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_180.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I interview fiction writer Cate McGowan,

Cate McGowan

plus Shawn McKee reads his piece, "Job Letter."

Shawn McKee

& Racquel Henry discusses her experience with NANO-WRIMO.

Racquel Henry

TEXTS DISCUSSED

True Places Never Are

NOTES

MBFI

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_179.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I interview memoir writer J. C. Sevcik,

Flash Fiction Spooktacular JC Sevcik

plus Nancy Caronia readers her personal essay, Postmortem.

Nancy Caronia

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Read some of J. C. Sevcik's essays here, here, and here.

The Brain Dead MegaphoneAgainst Football

NOTES

Miami Book Fair is coming up: November 15-22.

TDO is now on Instagram.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_178.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

Horror Movie Poetry Night 2This week is a live show for Horror Movie Poetry Night 2, starring The Drunken Odyssey All Stars, brought to you several days early for your Halloweening pleasure.

Photos by Racquel Henry.
Photos by Racquel Henry.

On this occasion, The Drunken Odyssey All-Stars included:

  • Tom Lucas (The Mouth of Madness)
  • Teege Braune (The Creature from the Black Lagoon)
  • Anna King (House of 1,000 Corpses/The Devil's Rejects)
  • Mark Purcell (Rosemary’s Baby)
  • Genevieve Anna Tyrrell (The Exorcism of Emily Rose)
  • Vincent Crampton Satan
  • Susan Fallows (Carrie)

Special thanks to Writer's Atelier for granting us a venue!

Writers AtelierIf you live in Orlando, check out WA's website here for information about its workshops and events.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_177.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

In this week’s episode, I interview bizarro fiction writer Tom Lucas,

Tom Lucas

plus Dallas Woodburn writes about how reading Aimee Bender'’s The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake changed her life.

Dallas Woodburn

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Pax TitanusLeather for the CorinthiansThe Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

NOTES

Horror Movie Poetry Night 2The Drunken Odyssey: A Podcast About the Writing Life presents another evening of verse inspired by that most poetic of film genres: horror!

Featuring

Mark Purcell
Teege Braune
Anna King
Vincent Crampton
Genevieve Anna Tyrrell
Tom Lucas
Susan Fallows
& your host, John King.

Absinthe ceremony to follow?

October 28, 2015

Writer's Atelier (336 Grove Avenue, Winter Park, FL)

See facebook event page here.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_176.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT

Flash Fiction Spooktacular Jesse Bradley

 

In this week’s episode, I share a recording of a Halloween show in Jesse Bradley’s prose reading series, There Will Be Words, in which I was a reader.

 

Flash Fiction Spooktacular Banner

 

Besides moi, the show featured

Raymond McKee

Will Garland

Danita Berg

J. C. Sevcik

Peg Martin

Catherine Carson,

and Tom Lucas.

 

Flash Fiction Spooktacular JC Sevcik
JC Sevcik (Photo by Patrick Greene)

NOTES

Check out Michael Hearst's new album, Film Music and Other Scores, Vol. 1.

Film Music and Other Scores

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_175.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I interview my occasional co-host Vanessa Blakeslee about her new novel, Juventud,

Photo by Ashley Inguanta.
Photo by Ashley Inguanta.

plus James Stewart III writes about how reading David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest changed his life.

James Stewart III

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Juventud

Infinite Jest

NOTES

Come see Vanessa on book tour, including her upcoming appearance on October 18th in the Sunday Salon series with Orlando Ferrand, Anu Jindal, and Asali Solomon. The reading starts at 7 P.M. at Jimmy's #43 at 43 E 7th Street, NY, NY.

Vanessa Blakeslee Book Tour

Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Elvis, the king cobra who has roamed Orlando for the last 5 weeks, has been found.

In turns out, Publix Supermarkets don't recycle human skulls.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_174.mp3
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In this week’s episode, we have a roundtable discussion of Edgar Allen Poe.

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Present for this discussion were Jared Silvia,

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Shawn Whittington,

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Dianne Turgeon Richardson,

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Matt Peters,

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and Teege Braune,

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Jared, put THAT damned knife away.
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So you're saying my thesis isn't solid? Really?

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NOTES

Check out the sweet swag in The Drunken Odyssey‘s fundraiser here.

Tom Lucas Sporting a TDO T-shirt

Check out these Burrow Press events. Literary Death Match will be judged by Billy Collins.

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Saturday October 3rd  |  Functionally Literate Presents:

PADGETT POWELL  |  REBECCA EVANHOE  |  BETH McKEE
Lowndes Shakespeare Center  |  812 E. Rollins Street
7pm  |  FREE  |  No ticket necessary.

Wednesday October 7th  |  Literary Death Match Presents:

ERICA DAWSON  |  DAVID JAMES POISSANT
KRISTIN HARMEL  |  KRISTEN ARNETT
Mad Cow Theatre  |  54 W. Church Street, 2nd Floor
Doors at 7pm  |  Show at 8pm
$12 pre-sale  |  $15 at the door.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_173.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to chronicler of the rambling life, Michele Roldán Shaw,

Photo by Pressly Hall Giltner Photography.
Photo by Pressly Hall Giltner Photography.

plus Nancy Caronia reads her essay, "Deserving Angels."

Nancy Caronia

 

NOTES

Check out the sweet swag in The Drunken Odyssey's fundraiser here.

Check out these Burrow Press events. Literary Death Match will be judged by Billy Collins.

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Saturday October 3rd  |  Functionally Literate Presents:

PADGETT POWELL  |  REBECCA EVANHOE  |  BETH McKEE
Lowndes Shakespeare Center  |  812 E. Rollins Street
7pm  |  FREE  |  No ticket necessary.

Wednesday October 7th  |  Literary Death Match Presents:

ERICA DAWSON  |  DAVID JAMES POISSANT
KRISTIN HARMEL  |  KRISTEN ARNETT
Mad Cow Theatre  |  54 W. Church Street, 2nd Floor
Doors at 7pm  |  Show at 8pm
$12 pre-sale  |  $15 at the door.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_172.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk about Jorge Luis Borges's This Craft of Verse with Vanessa Blakeslee,

Photo by Ashley Inguanta.
Photo by Ashley Inguanta.

plus Jared Silvia performs Peter Seger's "Hobo's Lullaby."

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

This Craft of Verse

7 Notebooks

NOTES

Check out the great perks for The Drunken Odyssey’s fundraiser here. Gator finger puppets not included.

Jared Shirt

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_171.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to prose writer and educator, Danita Berg,

Danita Berg

plus Catherine Carson reads her poem, "Reverse Evolution, or Sex in the Environment."

Catherine Carson Photo

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Creative Composition

NOTES

If you live in Orlando, check out Meg Sefton’s upcoming workshop on the fundamentals of flash fiction here. It will take place on September 27, 2015.

Check out the great perks (such as TDO T-shirts) for The Drunken Odyssey’s fundraiser here.

Jared Shirt
You are allowed to wear the shirt without taping your eyes shut ... technically.

To read about the feminism panel at the Decatur Book Festival, read the Guardian article here, or the Electric Literature account here.

To read about the Michael Derrick Hudson/Best American Poetry 2015 controversy, read Sherman Alexie's explanation here, Rich Smith's smart take over at The Stranger, or The Washington Post's reportage here.

In NYC, to attend the book launch event for Best American Poetry 2015, go here.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_170.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to fiction writer J. R. Miller,

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plus C.T. McMillan writes about the unsettling moral complexities of Untold Tales of the Punisher Max.

Charles McMillan

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Nobody's Looking

Punisher MAXAlthough of Course

 

NOTES

  • Check out the great perks for The Drunken Odyssey’s fundraiser here.

Jared Shirt

The End of the Tour

 

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_169.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 6:26pm EDT

Check out the great perks for The Drunken Odyssey’s fundraiser here.


In this week’s episode, I talk to the poet and novelist Eleanor Lerman,

Eleanor Lerman

plus Nancy Caronia reads her essay, "Quiet."

Nancy Caronia

TEXTS DISCUSSED

radiomenNOTES

Check out the great perks for The Drunken Odyssey’s fundraiser here.

Check out Meg Sefton’s upcoming workshop on the fundamentals of flash fiction here.

To read about Kate Gale’s controversial piece about AWP’s diversity issues, check out this LA Times story. To read her apology, go to her personal blog.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_168.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I share a recording of a fan fiction installment of Jesse Bradley’s prose reading series, There Will Be Words.

J. Bradley by Pat Greene

The There Will Be Fan Fiction featured

Teege Braune

Small Wonder

Teege Braune by Pat Greene

Jared Silvia

King of the Hill

Jared Silvia by Pat Greene

Stephanie Rizzo

Lewis and Clark

Stephanie Rizzo by Pat Greene

Genevieve Anna Tyrrell

Dexter

Genevieve Anna Tyrell by Pat Greene

and moi.

Benny Hill Ace Frehley

John King by Pat Greene


NOTES

Check out the great perks for The Drunken Odyssey’s fundraiser here.

Check out There Will Be Words.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_167.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk about Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own with Vanessa Blakeslee,

Photo by Ashley Inguanta.
Photo by Ashley Inguanta.

plus Christopher Booth reads "The Disappointment,"

Chris Booth

by Aphra Behn.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

A Room of One's Own

Virginia Woolf Feminism and the Reader

NOTES

Check out The Drunken Odyssey’s fundraiser and related perks here.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

Check out the great perks for The Drunken Odyssey's fundraiser here.


In this week’s episode, I talk to the journalist Brian Spears,

Brian Spearsplus Eugenio Negro writes about the adventure of reading Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses.

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A Witness in Exile

the satanic verses

NOTES

On Tuesday, August 11, at 7:00 P.M. at The Gallery at Avalon Island in downtown Orlando, Jared Silvia, Stephanie Rizzo, Teege Braune, Genevieve Anna Tyrell, and I will read original fan fiction for that month’s installment of J. Bradley’s prose reading series, There Will be Words.

Check out Meg Sefton's upcoming workshop on the fundamentals of flash fiction here.

An Albuquerque school adds 13,000 books to library and will not be using the Dewey Decimal system.

Check out the great perks for The Drunken Odyssey's fundraiser here.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_165.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

This week features a live Event on the theme of childhood, with Wilson Santos, Ashley Inguanta, Vincent Crampton, Amy Watkins, and moi, as your humble emcee.


This reading was in honor of Wilson Santos's spoken word film, My Verse, which I talked to him about back on episode 138.

My Verse

NOTES

Check out more about Wilson Santos’ Dominican Republic project, including how to donate, here.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_164.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to the journalist David Z. Morris,

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plus Shin Yu Pai writes about how Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake changed her life.

Photo by Kelly O.
Photo by Kelly O.

BOOKS DISCUSSED

The NamesakeNOTES

Rest in Peace, E.L. Doctorow.

Check out David Z. Morris's site, here. Check out his Art Basel essay here. Check out his Iowa City music essay, "Only What is Dead Can Live Forever," here.

Check out Shin Yu Pai's poetry and other work here.

On Tuesday, August 11, at 7:00 P.M. at The Gallery at Avalon Island, Jared Silvia, Stephanie Rizzo, Teege Braune, Genevieve Anna Tyrell, and I will read original fan fiction for that month’s installment of J. Bradley’s prose reading series, There Will be Words.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_163.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

Episode 162 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 talk to the novelist Charles Blackstone,

Photo by  by Erika Dufour.
Photo by by Erika Dufour.

plus Don Campell about how finding a copy of John Krakauer’s Into the Wild on the Appalachian Trail changed his life.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

Vintage Attraction

The Week You Weren't There

Into the Wild

 

Into the WildNOTEs

On Tuesday, August 11, at 7:00 P.M. at The Gallery at Avalon Island, Jared Silvia, Stephanie Rizzo, Teege Braune, Genevieve Anna Tyrell, and I will read original fan fiction for that month's installment of J. Bradley's prose reading series, There Will be Words.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_162.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

On this week’s show, I answer some mail with my friend, David James Poissant,

David James Poissant

Plus Amy Watkins reads her poem "Playa Linda."

Amy Watkins

TEXTS DISCUSSEDThe Heaven of Animals

The Shadow of the Wind

The Catcher in the Rye

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

James Tate Selected Poems

NOTES

James Tate, rest in very weird peace.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_161.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 2:31pm EDT

On this week’s show, I answer some mail with my friend, David James Poissant,

David James Poissant

Plus Amy Watkins reads her poem "Playa Linda."

Amy Watkins

TEXTS DISCUSSEDThe Heaven of Animals

The Shadow of the Wind

The Catcher in the Rye

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

James Tate Selected Poems

NOTES

James Tate, rest in very weird peace.

Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 2:24pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to the poet Ciara Shuttleworth,

Photo by Drew Perlmutter.
Photo by Drew Perlmutter.

plus Don Royster writes about how Isaac Asimov helped him to appreciate Shakespeare.

Don Royster

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Camus NotebooksThe Great Shark HuntAsimovs Guide to ShakespeareNOTES

To read about Ciara's post-residency road-tripping with Flat Jack, here is part 1 and part 2.

To read Thomas Jefferson's original draft of The Declaration of Independence, go here.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_160.mp3
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In this week’s episode, I talk to myself and share some music. Musicality affects my writing a lot. Perhaps I cherish sound since I nearly went deaf as a child. It took awhile for Sinatra to enter my imagination, but since taking up residency there, Frank hasn't left. So this mixtape is devoted to this man and his music, and a few other people along the way.

Direct download: The_Drunken_Odyssey_Episode_159.mp3
Category:Arts/Culture/Writing -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

In this week’s episode, I talk to the historian Julian Chambliss,

Julian ChamblissDmetri Kakmi writes about how reading Paul Bowles’s The Sheltering Sky taught him how to write about psycho-geographic dis-associations.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Ages Of HeroesSheltering Sky

NOTES

Check out Julian Chambliss's site here.

Check out John Sims' site devoted to the Confederate flag project.

Check out the news coverage of the Flag Funerals Project by (in order of decreasing journalistic competence) WESH, WKMG Local 6, and WFTV.

Read The Association for the Study of African American Life and History's statement about the Massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church here.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to fiction writer Shane Hinton,

 

Shane Hintonplus Sayantani Dasgupta writes about how Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea changed her life.

 

Sayantani DasguptaTEXTS DISCUSSED

 

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Tuesday, June 16th, is Bloomsday. Celebrate wherever you are by listening again to a bang-up, in-studio, Bloomsdaying production on episode 104,

 

Bloomsday 2014 Posteror if in NYC celebrate the day on which Ulysses is set in person with Colum McCann, Aedin Moloney, and quite probably Chris Booth at Ulysses Folk House.

 

Bloomsday NYC

 

 

 

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In this week’s episode, I talk to fiction writer and poet Stacy Barton,

Stacy Barton

plus Shawn Whittington writes about how The Hobbit changed his life.

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In this week’s episode, I talk about Longinus's "On the Sublime," with Vanessa Blakeslee,

Vanessa Blakeslee

Plus LindaAnn Loschiavo writes about how Louisa May Alcott's Little Women changed her life.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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NOTES

New York Classical Theatre's production of The Taming of the Shrew, which is free, will wander its way across Central Park (Thurs through Sun, May 26 - June 28), Prospect Park (Tues. & Wed., June 23, 24, 30 & July 1), and Teardrop/Battery Park City (Wed, July 8, Fri through Sun, July 10, 11 & 12).

On June 14, come celebrate The Drunken Odyssey’s 3rd birthday on a monorail line pub crawl.

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In this week’s episode, I interview the poet Cailtin Doyle,

Caitlin Doyle

plus Jeremy Da Cruz writes about reading James Joyce's "Eveline" on Amtrak.

Jeremy Da Cruz

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Dubliners

NOTES

In Orlando, check out Wordier Than Thou, the open mic night that is roving across Florida. On Wednesday, May 27, it's at Stardust Coffee and Video.

Wordier Than Thou

On June 14, come celebrate The Drunken Odyssey's 3rd birthday on a monorail line pub crawl.

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A teacher in South Windsor, Connecticut was forced to resign after allowing his class to listen to Allen Ginsburg's "Please Master."

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Episode 153 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 interview the iconoclastic Disney author Leonard Kinsey,

Leonard Kinsey

plus Terry Barr writes about leaning not to teach The Catcher in the Rye.

Terry BarrTEXTS DISCUSSED

The Dark Side of DisneyOur Kingdom of DustHabst and the Disney SaboteursIt's kind of a cute storyThe Catcher in the Rye

 

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In this week’s episode, we have a roundtable discussion of Kattenstoet, the Belgian cat holiday that may or may not be a retroactive apology for medieval atrocities against felines.

Kattenstoet

Present for this discussion were Teege Braune, Lisa Roney, and Jared Silvia.

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John's cat Zoë Reads Hemingway.
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Jared's cat, Miroslav.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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Alicia Ostriker's "The Orange Cat."

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In this week’s episode, I talk to comedian, podcaster, and now, author, Greg Proops,

Photo by Idil Sukan/Draw HQ
Photo by Idil Sukan/Draw HQ

plus Rochelle Spencer writes about the liberating politics of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Rochelle SpencerTEXTS DISCUSSED

The Smartest Book in the World Their Eyes Were Watching God

 NOTES

Read Teege Braun's review of Greg Proops's comedy special, Live at Musso and Frank, here.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the fantasy, science fiction, and nonfiction writer Melissa Crandall,

Melissa Crandall and HollyPlus Síofra Shaman Skye shares a letter she wrote to J.D. Salinger.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

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Darling Wendy1

ShellGame

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Check out Melissa Crandall's blog, The Caretaker's Wild Ride, here.

Franny and ZooeyNOTES

Check out more about Wilson Santos’ Dominican Republic project, including how to donate, here.

 

 

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the memoirist, Chelsey Clammer,

Chelsey Clammer

plus Susan Brennan shares her poetry sequence, Chromoluminarism, based on the last days of the pointillist, George Seraut.

Susan Brennan

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Bodyhome

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"The Circus" by George Seraut, 1891.

NOTES

If you live in the city beautiful (Orlando, in case you don't know), come out to see a great show and support a great cause on May 1st.

My Verse

Check out Jennifer Hoppe-House’s Bad Dog, playing at Orlando Shakespeare Theater through May 3rd.

Ginger Lee McDermott as Molly in Jennifer Hoppe-House’s Bad Dog (Photo by Tony Firriolo).
Ginger Lee McDermott as Molly in Jennifer Hoppe-House’s Bad Dog (Photo by Tony Firriolo).

On May 8th, experience Poetry-O-Rama on the historic Wonder Wheel in Coney Island. Be sure to buy tickets in advance.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the playwright Jennifer Hoppe-House, whose extraordinary debut play is experiencing its world premiere at Orlando Shakespeare Theater,

Jennifer Hoppe-House

plus Lori D'Angelo writes about discovering The Scarlet Letter as a teenager, and reading it in a way probably not endorsed by her high school curriculum.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

Bad Dog Poster

The Scarlet Letter

Mirrors

The Tin Drum

NOTES

Ginger Lee McDermott as Molly in Jennifer Hoppe-House’s Bad Dog (Photo by Tony Firriolo).
Ginger Lee McDermott as Molly in Jennifer Hoppe-House’s Bad Dog (Photo by Tony Firriolo).

Check out Jennifer Hoppe-House’s Bad Dog, playing at Orlando Shakespeare Theater through May 5th.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the poet Scott Bailey,

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Scott Bailey and Raquel Obando.

plus Chad W. Lutz writes about Stephen King's novella "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption."

Chad Lutz

TEXTS DISCUSSED

Thus Spake Gigolo

Different Seasons

Life StudiesNOTES

The music accompanying Chad W. Lutz's essay was "Crater" by The Spanish Donkey.

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Ginger Lee McDermott as Molly in Jennifer Hoppe-House's Bad Dog (Photo by Tony Firriolo).

Check out Jennifer Hoppe-House's Bad Dog, playing at Orlando Shakespeare Theater through May 5th.

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In this week’s episode, I host a roundtable discussion with Vanessa Blakeslee, David James Poissant, and Boris Fishman, in which we critique the essay collection, MFA vs. NYC,

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Plus J. Bradley reads a selection from his new prose poem book, A Wild Swing of the Knife.

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TEXTS DISCUSSED

 

MFA vs NYC

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NOTES

Buy It is a Wild Swing of the Knife here.

Patrick Hawkins (Episode 145) and his fellow Geeks of Comedy will be performing at Megacon on April 10th and 11th in Orlando. Check out here for more info.

 

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In this week’s episode, I engage in an epic, manic conversation about the creative appeal and history of comic books and superhero storytelling with Patrick Hawkins.

10403566_10205272360302460_1480408357168425309_nTEXTS DISCUSSED

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Four important panels that John came across early in his reading life:

H182_HammerAnvilfrom The Incredible Hulk #182.

Hulk 182NOTES

Patty Hawkins is a geek theorist & humorist which is politer and more marketable than calling himself a fatuous gasbag who has seen & read far too much media involving capes, swords & ray guns. He makes no claims other then speaking the truth as he sees it about geek culture without sucking up or snarking down.

Sometimes he succeeds.

He is the producer & host of Come Get ∑ [pronounced 'come get sum'] a new TV/webcast set to debut in 2015 focusing on geekdom as a social culture instead of an exploited clichéd demographic of basement dwellers & cosplayers.

He is one of the founding members & manager of The Geeks Of Comedy, a touring confederation of geek comedians who hack into all facets of fandom & fanDUMB with blistering honesty & self-effacement instead of lame ass Aquaman jokes.

He is also Patrick The Uneducated Critic and reviews films at his own caprice when they roll over on his Netflix queue (YES I'm one of the weirdoes that still pays to get the damn discs mailed to me).

He is a contributing panelist on the MarkWho42WHOniverse, a Dr. Who discussion podcast that bridges the generational gaps between Whovians which is not as easy as it sounds...

In his day jobs his is co-owner of TyFy Studios, an audio production facility, an Ideator at Ideas To Go, & is an Equity actor for Walt Disney World.

Go back and listen to Patrick perform some geek comedy as part of The Drunken Odyssey's Nerd Love live show back on episode 47.

 

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In this week’s episode, I talk flash fiction, mythology, Cosmopolitan, the meeting of graphic and written art, and experimental writing with the fabulous Katie Farris,

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plus Jesse Back writes about his spiritual, romantic, and personal evolution through Will Durant's The History of Philosophy.

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Photo by Daniel Parsons.

TEXTS DISCUSSED

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The Story of PhilosophyInvisible Cities

Bodyhome

NOTES

The music used with "Forgetting Christianity" is “Bleached Beach” by Noveller, a one person band, that band being the amazing Sarah Lipstate.

The music at the start and finish of this episode was "Rising East" and "Chaotica" by The Bambi Molesters, an amazing surf rock band out of Croatia. "Rising East" is from their 2010 album, As the Dark Wave Swells, and "Chaotica" is from their 2004 album, Sonic Bullets: 13 From the Hip.

As the Dark Wave SwellsSonic Bullets

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In this week’s episode, I share a recording of a live event featuring Boris Fishman reading from his novel, A Replacement Life

Photo by Rob Liguori
Photo by Rob Liguori

and your humble host reading poetry.

Texts Discussed

A Replacement Life

Read the New Yorker profile of Merle Haggard here.

Oyster PerpetualWhat Narcissism Means to MeThe Trouble with Poetry

The Fixer

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In this week’s episode, I catch up with Lisa Roney, who has just released her creative writing textbook, Serious Daring, and a poetry chapbook, The Best Possible Bad Luck,

Lisa1plus, Liz Haberkorn writes about Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five, starvation, and eating disorders.

Liz HaberkornTEXTS DISCUSSED

Serious DaringThe Best Possible Bad LuckSlaughterhouse Five

The Heaven of AnimalsNOTES

Rest in peace, Michael Brachfeld.

Cheers
John King, Taco Reus, Maria Fadiman, Michael Brachfeld, Jennifer Brachfeld.
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This week, it's this writing podcast's third mixtape.

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the memoirist, novelist, and journalist Marya Honrbacher,

Photo © Mark Trockman, trockstock.com
Photo © Mark Trockman (trockstock.com)

plus J.J. Anselmi reads his personal essay, "Atrophy,"

JJ Anselmi

and I offer a tribute to the late Philip Levine.

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Madness

WaitingRead Marya Hornbacher's wonderful Smithsonian profile of Oscar Peterson here.

Coming CloseNOTES

J.J. Anselmi's "Atrophy" first appeared online in Cleaver Magazine.

Rest in peace, Philip Levine.

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Abe Chang with Phil Levine.

Read Aaron Belz's discussion of his correspondence with Philip Levine here.

Check out Orlando Shakes’ wonderfully colorful production of Merry Wives, which runs from February 4 to March 7, 2015.

Photo by Tony Firriolo.
Photo by Tony Firriolo.
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This week features our third annual Erotic Poetry Night,

Erotic Poetry Nightwith moi and The Drunken Odyssey All-Stars:

Danielle Kessinger

Teege Braune

Genevieve Anna Tyrrell

Anna King

Erica Dawson.

Many thanks to our most excellent venue,

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In this week’s episode, I talk to the novelist Darcey Steinke,

"Sister Golden Hair" author Darcey Steinke

plus I share a spoken word poem by Wilson Santos, and a brief interview about his crowdfunding project for literacy in the Dominican Republic.

Wilson SantosTEXTS DISCUSSED

Sister Golden HairSuicide Blondehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkrDE5oYjRs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPhp5M3n0O0

NOTES

Check out more about Wilson Santos' Domican Republic project, including how to donate, here.

Check out Orlando Shakes' wonderfully colorful production of Merry Wives, with runs from February 4 to March 7, 2015.

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Photo by Tony Firriolo.

Michael Chabon is a lyricist for Mark Ronson's new album, Uptown Special, as covered by The Guardian.

Harper Lee's lost novel, Go Set a Watchman, will be published later this year. The Atlantic reports on the story of its discovery. In an attempt to allay fears of Lee's competence, she has apparently released a statement through her lawyer, saying, "“I’m alive and kicking and happy as hell with the reactions to ‘Watchman,’ ” according to The New York Times.

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Episode 137 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 talk to Annemarie Ní Churreáin about Irish literature, poetry, and the call of nature,

Annemarie Ní Churreáinplus Will Garland reads his essay, The Art of Telling a Story About Southern Family Living in a Small Southern Town.

Will GarlandNOTES

The music used with The Art of Telling a Story About Southern Family Living in a Small Southern Town is “Color Cave” by Noveller, a one person band, that band being Sarah Lipstate. Check out the link for more info on her upcoming show at The Tinnitus Music Series in Brooklyn.

Orlando Shakespeare Theaters production of The Merry Wives of Windsor begins this week.

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