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Episode #106: Mari L’Esperance, co-editor of COMING CLOSE: FORTY ESSAYS ON PHILIP LEVINE

Episode #106! Featuring Mari L’Esperance, co-editor of COMING CLOSE: FORTY ESSAYS ON PHILIP LEVINE, and music by El Amparito.

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Born in Kobe, Japan to a Japanese mother and a French Canadian-American father, Mari L’Esperance is the author of The Darkened Temple (awarded a Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and published in September 2008 by the University of Nebraska Press) and an earlier collection Begin Here (awarded a Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press Chapbook Prize). Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine, co-edited with Tomás Q. Morín, was published by Prairie Lights Books in May 2013. A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and recipient of awards from the New York Times, New York University, Hedgebrook, and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, L’Esperance lives in the Los Angeles area.

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Episode #105: Megan Volpert, editor of THIS ASSIGNMENT IS SO GAY

Episode #105!  Featuring Megan Volpert and poems by anthology contributors, Bonnie Kaplan and Douglas Ray.  Music by El Amparito.  

 

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Megan Volpert is the author of five books on communication and popular culture, most notably about Andy Warhol. She has been teaching high school English in Atlanta for the better part of a decade, is currently serving as her school’s Teacher of the Year, and edited the American Library Association-honored anthology, This assignment is so gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching.

 

 

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Episode #99: Camille Guthrie, author of ARTICULATED LAIR, on Tuesday, July 30th at 11 am PST/2 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with  Camille Guthrie, author of ARTICULATED LAIR, on Tuesday, July 30th at 11 am PST/2 pm EST.

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Born in Seattle and raised in Pittsburgh, poet Camille Guthrie earned a BA at Vassar College and an MFA at Brown University. She is the author of the poetry collections The Master Thief(2000) and In Captivity(2006). Her experimental long poems and inter-textual poetic sequences often engage with ongoing literary conversations. In an interview with Chicago Review, Guthrie stated, “Writing about another text or object and in poetic form often serves as a self-inflicted restraint in my work; forms are surely a kind of capture, scrupulous and absorbing rituals. Then it’s satisfying to wreck them somehow, to make them imperfect.” Guthrie has taught at New York University and Bennington College. She lives in Brooklyn.
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Episode #97: Jason Bayani, author of AMULET, on Tuesday, July 9th at 11 am PST/2 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with Jason Bayani, author of AMULET, on Tuesday, July 9th at 11 am PST/2 pm EST

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Jason Bayani is a graduate of Saint Mary’s MFA program in Creative Writing. He is a Kundiman fellow and a veteran of the National Poetry Slam scene. His work has been published in Fourteen Hills, Muzzle Magazine, Mascara Review, the National Poetry Slam anthology, Rattapallax, Write Bloody’s classroom anthology, Learn Then Burn, and other publications. He has been on 7 National Poetry Slam teams, he is a National Poetry Slam finalist, and was the 2010 International World Poetry Slam representative for Oakland, California. He is also one of the founding members of the Filipino American Spoken Word troupe, Proletariat Bronze, and has been an organizer for the Asian and Pacific Islander Poetry and Spoken Word Summit. He currently lives in Austin, Texas where he is an English Instructor.

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Episode #81: J.P. Dancing Bear, author of FAMILY OF MARSUPIAL CENTAURS, on Tues. August 21st at 1 pm PST/4 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with J.P. Dancing Bear, author of FAMILY OF MARSUPIAL CENTAURS, on Tuesday, August 21st at 1 pm PST/4 pm EST.

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J. P. Dancing Bear is editor for the American Poetry Journal and Dream Horse Press.  Bear also hosts the weekly hour-long poetry show, Out of Our Minds, on public station, KKUP and available as podcasts.  His book Inner Cities of Gulls (SalmonPoetry, 2010) won the 2010 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles National Literary Award for poetry. His latest book of poetry is Family of Marsupial Centaurs and other birthday poems (Iris Press, 2012). His twelfth collection of poetry, The Abandoned Eye, will be published soon by FutureCycle Press.
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Episode #80: Bruce Snider, author of PARADISE, INDIANA, on Tues. July 24TH at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST

UPDATED 7/24/12:  Today’s show is set for 5 pm PST/8 pm EST!

Join Rachelle as she talks with Bruce Snider, author of PARADISE, INDIANA, on Tuesday, July 24th at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST.

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Bruce Snider is the author of the poetry collections, PARADISE, INDIANA, winner of the 2011 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize, and THE YEAR WE STUDIED WOMEN, winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW,PLOUGHSHARESGETTYSBURG REVIEW and BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2012.  Originally from Indiana, he was a Wallace Stegner fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University.  He will be the Jenny McKean Moore Fellow at George Washington University in DC for 2012-2013.

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Episode #79: j/j hastain, author of A WOMB-SHAPED WORMHOLE, on Weds. July 11th at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with j/j hastain, author of A WOMB-SHAPED WORMHOLE, on Wednesday, July 11th at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST.

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j/j hastain lives in Colorado, USA with xir beloved. j/j is the author of numerous
cross-genre works previously published and forthcoming (a few of which are): prurient anarchic omnibus (Spuyten Duyvil), long past the presence of common (Say it with Stones), a womb-shaped wormhole (BlazeVox), treOOA(with Eileen Tabios/ Marsh Hawk Press). j/j’s writing has appeared in numerous journals including Trickhouse, Vlak, Big Bridge, The Offending Adam,  Dear Sir, Eccolinguistics, Housfire, EOAGH, Aufgabe, Queerocracy Art, Masculine Femininities, Caketrain, Plath Profiles, Bombay Gin. j/j is currently in the process of curating an Anthology of Queer Nudes (Knives Spoons and Forks Press, 2013) and has helped curate (and participated in) two major Trans anthologies. j/j is an Elective Affinities participant, a member of Dusie kollektiv, writes for Lit Pub and is a regular contributor to Sous Les Paves. j/j currently writes creative reviews for Big Other, Jacket2, Horse Less Press, PANK and Emprise Review. j/j’s work appeared in a Queer-focused show at the Leslie-Lohman Annex in New York. j/j’s books have been finalists in the Kelsey Street, Grey Book Press, Grace Notes Books, Switchback, Omnidawn, DIAGRAM and Ahsahta book and essay competitions. j/j’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Publishers Triangle. j/j’s manuscript extant shamanisms won the Pavement Saw poetry award. j/j’s manuscript dear secondary umbilical, won second place in the Mad Hatter’s Wild and Wyrd Poetry Contest. In 2011 j/j’s book we in my Trans was nominated for the Stonewall Book Award and j/j’s book prurient anarchic omnibus was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.

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