Live Shows

  • Podcast with Comics Featuring Art Spiegelman, Trina Robbins, and Gene Luen Yang

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    The Working Poet Radio Show (WPRS) is a podcast and live interview series dedicated to the working lives of creative people, and at the 2016 Miami Book Fair, WPRS put on a show with some of the most creative people who have ever worked in comics, inlcuding Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus and Si Lewen’s Parade: An Artist’s Odyssey, Trina Robbins, editor of The Complete Wim

  • Sneak Peek: The Dark Noise Collective on WPRS

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    In April, Miami Book Fair and O, Miami Poetry Festival co-presented a special live edition of the Working Poet Radio Show featuring The Dark Noise Collective, an explosive performance group composed of poets Fatimah Asghar, Franny Choi, Nate Marshall, Aaron Samuels, Danez Smith, and Jamila Woods. These poets, diverse in content and form, find common ground in their commitment to using art as a site for radical truth telling. See below for a sneak peak of our live recording of April’s show and check back next week for the full video. 

  • [VIDEO] Episode Three: Working with Humor

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    Episode Three of The Working Poet Radio Show was filmed before a live audience at the Mark Taper Auditorium. Our guests included Jay Martel, executive producer of Key and Peele, Pamela Ribon, the author of "Notes to Boys," and Flula Borg, DJ, Vlogger, and Actor. John Rossiter was the musical guest. Joseph Lapin is the host. We're sponsored by the Literature and Fiction Department at the Los Angeles Public Library. Thanks to Russell Pyle for editing and filming. Thanks to Oscar Gutierrez, and James Sherman. Watch our show below. 

  • EP 3: An interview with Flula Borg on Vlogging, Youtube, and the Creative Life

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    In Episode three of The Working Poet Radio Show, we were thrilled to have three incredible guests -- Flula Borg, Pamela Ribon, and Jay Martel -- to talk about "Working with Humor," and because we're such fans of Flula Borg and his ability to improvise, we couldn't wait to see what he would say during his interview.  Flula, the great DJ, vlogger, and actor, is best known for his YouTube channel and interviews with celebrities like Vince Vaughn and Ben Kingsley.