Thursday, February 17, 2011

Episode 013, from The Prairie Opens Wide and Because Everyone Doesn't Speak the Same Language by Megan Kaminski

Megan Kaminski is the author of five chapbooks: carry catastrophe (Grey Book Press, 2010), Across Soft Ruins (Scantily Clad Press, 2009), collection (Dusie, forthcoming), Favored Daughter (Dancing Girl Press, forthcoming) and The Prairie Opens Wide (La Ginestra, forthcoming). Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been published in CutBank, Denver Quarterly, Phoebe, Third Coast and other fine journals. Online, her work can be found in No Tell Motel, Horse Less Review, Wicked Alice, Spine Road, Coconut and a number of other places. She lives in Lawrence, KS, where she teaches creative writing at the University of Kansas.

For Episode 013 of the podcast Megan let me record her reading selections from both The Prairie Opens Wide and Because Everyone Doesn't Speak the Same Language in her University of Kansas office. Her officemate, Adam Desnoyers, politely opened the office door and reached into the room, placing his coffee cup on a bookshelf before politely withdrawing his arm and closing the door again, while we were recording, so as not to disturb us.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Episode 012, from Things Come On by Joseph Harrington

Joseph Harrington is the author of Things Come On: (an amneoir) from Wesleyan University Press (2011), earth day suite from Beard of Bees Press (2010) and Poetry and the Public from Wesleyan (2002). Joe's work has appeared in Pinstripe Fedora, Hotel Amerika, Otoliths, Fact-Simile, With+Stand, Cricket Online Review, and P-Queue, amongst others. He teaches at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He also helps organize the BIG TENT reading series at the fantastic Raven Bookstore in Lawrence. Joe blogs at Blog of Myself. He graciously let me record him on February 10th, 2011, reading from Things Come On, for Episode 012 of the podcast.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Episodes 010 & 011, from BRIEF UNDER WATER and THE ODICY by Cyrus Console

Cyrus Console's first book of poetry, BRIEF UNDER WATER, was published by Burning Deck in 2008. Cyrus' second book, THE ODICY, is forthcoming from Omnidawn. Geoffrey G. O'Brien, in the Boston Review, says the following about Cyrus' poetry: Like Beckett, another saint of petering out and shutting up, Console gives us texts that go on by routinely confessing they cannot, conveying the insufficiency of word to thing (at best, its typo or tattoo), citizen to war, art to damaged life. Cyrus lives in Lawrence, KS. I recorded him at the table in my kitchen, and he was nice to my cats. Episode 10 is an excerpt from BRIEF UNDER WATER and episode 11 is an excerpt from THE ODICY. Cyrus' work has appeared in a number of places, including Octopus and Pax Americana. His book reviews have appeared in Jacket.