Fall

Happy Fall!

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Dear listeners,

We’re finally back from a long summer and ready for the fall season of TBJ (though it’s still 90 degrees in Southern California)!

In the next few months, we’re rolling out interviews with some really awesome writers and cartoonists, like Jen Wang, and reviews of fantastic poetry collections ( to start, T.J. Jarrett’s Ain’t No Grave), chapbooks (Michelle Peñaloza’s Landscape/Heartbreak), comics, graphic novels and more.

We’ve been podcasting for six years (!), and we’re still committed to our mission of spotlighting underrepresented, diverse voices in the writing world, from poetry to comics, and we want to continue and put out more content!

But we need your help.  We’re starting our Patreon fundraising campaign to pay for file hosting for our shows, postage to send out promo materials and books to our contributors,  a new website, a new microphone and more. We hope you’ll help us out.

Gracias, salamat, thank you for your support and for tuning in!

-RC

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Fall, New Schedule

Fall update: coming soon on The Blood-Jet Writing Hour!

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Hello listeners!

I’ve been away for awhile, working on upgrading the show (new theme song?!), interviewing some amazing poets and brainstorming for the 100th episode!

Stay tuned for upcoming shows with Michelle Chan Brown, author of DOUBLE AGENT; Serena Chopra, author of THIS HUMAN; Bushra Rehman, author of CORONA, and many others!

Thanks again for listening, and Happy Halloween!

RC

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Fall

Episode #84: Gregory Sherl, author of THE OREGON TRAIL IS THE OREGON TRAIL, on Sat. November 10th at 1:30 pm PST/ 4:30 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with Gregory Sherl, author of THE OREGON TRAIL IS THE OREGON TRAIL, on Saturday, November 10th at 1:30 PST/ 4:30 pm EST.

Click here to listen live.

Gregory Sherl, author of THE OREGON TRAIL IS THE OREGON TRAIL

Gregory Sherl is the author of three collections of poetry: The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail (Mud Luscious Press, 2012), Heavy Petting (YesYes Books, 2011), and, most recently, Monogamy Songs (Future Tense Books, 2012). His poetry has appeared in GargoylePANKdiodeEleven Eleven, and The Los Angeles Review. He currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi, and no longer blogs at http://gregorysherlisgregorysherl.com/.

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Episode #82: Catherine Pierce, author of THE GIRLS OF PECULIAR, on Thurs. September 27th at 3:30 pm PST/6:30 pm EST

Join Rachelle as she talks with Catherine Pierce, author of THE GIRLS OF PECULIAR, on Thursday, September 27th at 3:30 pm PST/6:30 pm EST.

To listen live, click here.

Catherine Pierce is the author of The Girls of Peculiar (Saturnalia 2012) and Famous Last Words (Saturnalia 2008), winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in The Best American PoetrySlateBoston ReviewPloughsharesFIELD, and elsewhere. Originally from Delaware, she now lives in Starkville, Mississippi, where she co-directs the creative writing program at Mississippi State University.

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