Thursday, December 30, 2010

Episodes 006 & 007 "My Original Sin" and "My Father Often Told Me if I Didn't Learn Spanish He'd Disown Me" by Gabriela Lemmons

Gabriela Lemmons is a poet and a non-fiction writer. She is also a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective of Kansas City. Her work has appeared in the Kansas City Hispanic News, Present Magazine and the anthologies Just Like a Girl: A Menifesta! (Girlchild Press, 2008), Primera Pagina: Poetry from the Latino Heartland (Scapegoat Press, 2009) and Cuentos: Stories from the Latino Heartland (Scapegoat Press, 2009). She was also televised as the feature poet on the PBS show Uniquely Kansas City. Episodes six and seven are recordings of Gabriela reading her poems "My Original Sin" and "My Father Often Told Me if I Didn't Learn Spanish He'd Disown Me."

Episode 005 "If I Say" by Mary Stone Dockery

Mary Stone Dockery is a poet living in Lawrence, KS. She is also a current MFA student at the University of Kansas. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming in Touchstone, FuturCycle poetry and the Pennsylvania Literary Review. Mary was also a reader for The Blue Island Review, an anthology of poetry from Lawrence, KS area writers. The fifth episode of the podcast is a recording of Mary reading her poem "If I Say."

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Episode 3 and Episode 4: Mark Hennessy reads two poems

Mark Hennessy is a poet and former front man for the A&M band PAW who lives in Lawrence, KS. He is currently a student in the creative writing PhD program at the University of Kansas. He has two books of poetry out; Cue the Bedlam, and most recently, I Lost it All the Night the Day the Circus Came to Town. The third and fourth episodes of the podcast are recordings of Mark reading his poems "Frankenstein and the Late Frankenstein in the Sea" and "Frankenstein's Monster on Ice: Nothing in Intellect Unless First in Sense."

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Episode 002 "Tennessee Flood" by Mark Petterson

Episode two is a recording of the poem "Tennessee Flood" by Mark Petterson. Mark is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Lawrence, KS. He is a current student of the University of Kansas MFA program and a former Jeopardy contestant.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Some changes after a long hiatus, and Episode 001

I'm finally going to return to updating Kansas Blotter Audio more regularly. I have a large collection of short audio files in the wings and will be adding new audio files much more frequently. I've also found a new place for podcast hosting. If you'd like to subscribe to the Kansas Blotter podcasts through Itunes, or another service, feel free to do so by following this link. If you were subscribed to the old podcast through Itunes, you'll want to resubscribe. To kick things off, I've uploaded a brief excerpt of poet Kenneth Irby reading from the introduction to Swann's Way by Marcel Proust, taken from an extended, recorded conversation Kyle Waugh, poet Cyrus Console and I had with Ken last year. Enjoy! Ken has such a great reading voice.