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In today’s microcast we hear from Sundress Academy for the Arts Literary Arts Director Emily Capettini as well a preview of next week’s full length Citizen Lit episode with Beach Slang frontman James Alex.
Poet Jason Carney returns to Citizen Lit in a special scene report from Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas. Jason's discussion "What America Needs is an Honest Conversation" interweaves his poetry and personal commentary about race, homophobia, and breaking the cycle of hate.
Today's microcast features essayist Lindsey Gates-Markel reading at Exile on Main Street (Champaign IL) as a part of the 2015 Pygmalion Festival Lit Crawl.
In today's episode, we look back on 2015 by highlighting some of the year's best scene reports featuring Marcus Wicker, Susan Rukeyser, and Marlon James.
After a holiday break, Citizen Lit returns with its first scene report of 2017. Poet Lauren Hilger was featured as a part of the Jubilant Thicket reading series at Head House Books in South Philadelphia. Lauren shares poems from her debut collection Lady Be Good(Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016).
As part of our continuing series highlighting literary couples, we sit down with Hilary and Mike Gustafson from Literati Books to discuss the role of independent bookstores in the community as well as balancing personal and professional lives. We also present our second installment from the anthology Songs of My Selfie (Three Rooms Press) with a reading from Tyler Barton.
Today's microcast comes to us from the 2015 Haiku North America Conference at Union College. Poet Kala Ramesh discusses HaikuWALL India--a collaboration between poets, painters, graffiti artists, and local communities to transform city walls with haiku-driven art.
This week's microcast features a poetry reading from Jasmine An, the author of Naming the No-Named Woman (the 2015 Two Sylvia's Press chapbook winner). Jasmine's reading was recorded at the AWP 2016 Conference in Los Angeles.
Today's microcast features bonus material from Sam Slaughter. We also preview next week's full length episode with Two Dollar Radio's Eric Obenauf.
Daniel M. Shapiro is the author of How the Potato Chip Was Invented (sunnyoutside press, 2013), a collection of celebrity-centered poems. His work has appeared in Word Riot; RHINO; Menacing Hedge; Forklift, Ohio, and elsewhere. His latest collection is called Heavy Metal Fairy Tales published by throwbackbooks. Daniel is a poetry editor of Pittsburgh Poetry Review and interviews poets for his website, Little Myths.
This week's episode features a scene report from Burnt Tongue reading series in Portland, OR. Tabitha Blankenbiller shares an essay "Blow Thai Bye" originally published in Split Lip Magazine.
In this episode we sit down with Rose Metal Press co-founder Kathleen Rooney to discuss hybrid forms in literature. Later, we get a scene report from Women and Children First Bookstore in Chicago, IL celebrating the launch of Rose Metal Press' latest book, Family Resemblance.
In today's microcast, we have a second scene report from the University of Tennessee Knoxville's Writers in the Library Reading Series featuring Nashville singer/songwriter and poet Matt Urmy.
As we wrap up our first season, and prepare to move our studio to Philadelphia, Citizen Lit is proud to present some of our favorite moments from the podcast year in this extended mix. On today's show, you will hear from writers including: Marlon James, Kathleen Rooney, Charlotte Pence, Adam Prince, as well as music from Beach Slang. Today's episode ends with a previously unreleased recording featuring poet Ross Gay from The Voices of the Middle West '16 opening night reading at Literati Books. Thank you for being a part of the conversation this year, and we'll see you later this summer for Season Two!
Two Dollar Radio co-founder Eric Obenauf talks about indie publishing, film production, and tattoo clubs. Also featured this episode is our first installment highlighting the upcoming anthology Songs of My Selfie (Three Rooms Press)with a reading from Mina E. Holmes.
In today's microcast, we get a scene report from the SAFTA/Pen to Podium reading series with poet Rebecca Morgan Frank. She is the author of two collections of poems, The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2016), and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon 2012), shortlisted for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award.
Today's microcast features bonus material from Amanda Miska. The Split Lip Editor in Chief shares her short story "The Heart Guardian" from Strangelet Journal.
In today's episode, Kali VanBaale joins us to talk about the ten-year journey to releasing her second book, The Good Divide. Then, the editors of Redivider join us to present the winner of their inaugural Blurred Genre contest, "The Town of Milkcarton Kids" by Ali Rachel Pearl.
2015 National Book Award finalist in poetry Ross Gay delivers the keynote address to this year's Voices of The Middle West Conference at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
This week's microcast features bonus interview material from Kathleen Rooney. We also preview our next full-length episode featuring Mark Neely and Jill Christman.
In today’s episode poet Erin Elizabeth Smith to talk about Sundress Academy for The Arts, Firefly Farms, and building writing communities both locally and online.
Midwestern Gothic co-founder and author Robert James Russell joins us to talk about his latest novel Mesilla and all things Midwestern. Plus, we have a reading from Susan Rukeyser, author of Not On Fire Only Dying (Twisted Road Publications).
Novelist Kaylie Jones. Kaylie joins the conversation to discuss her first novel of literary fiction in nearly seven years as well as her publishing imprint, Kaylie Jones Books. Plus we get a scene report from the 2015 Pygmalion Festival featuring a poetry reading by Marcus Wicker.
In today's episode, we return to the University of Tennessee Knoxville's Writers in the Library Reading Series featuring writer Cameron Conaway. He is reading from his poetry collection Malaria, named by NPR as one of the top books of 2014.
Editor-in-Chief Amanda Miska discusses Split Lip's transition as a press and literary journal over the last twelve months. Also featured in this episode is Constance Renfrow's short story from the upcoming anthology Songs of My Selfie (Three Rooms Press).
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Sep 24th, 2015
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Apr 15th, 2017
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