Poet and The Working Poet Radio Show's producer Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello sat down with legendary poet Gary Snyder in November 2015 to talk about American literature, work, and translation. Snyder talks about living off the grid, Korean culture, and the direction of modern poetry.
From the Miami Book Fair, Jill Bialosky, editor, poet, and novelist, sat down with host Joseph Lapin to discuss the creative life. In this podcast, Bialosky discusses her own creative process and the balance between her professional and artistic life, as well as provides guidance to aspiring novelists and poets on how to structure a life in order to produce great art.
From the Miami Book Fair, Glenn Taylor, author and professor, sat down with host Joseph Lapin to discuss the creative life. What is amazing about sitting down with Glenn is listening about his experience growing up in West Virginia and how that experience and those memories gave birth to incredible works of fiction.
If you're familiar with the Miami literary scene or happen to have read "Water to the Angels," "Bringing Adam Home," "Last Train to Paradise," or a John Deal Novel, then you're probably aware of Les Standiford.
If you're familiar with the Los Angeles literary scene or are just a book aficionado, then you know David L. Ulin--author of Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, book critic, and former book editor of the Los Angeles Times. David L. Ulin is the author or editor of eight previous books, including The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time and the Library of America’s Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award.
At the Miami Book Fair, I interviewed Colin Channer, the author of the poetry collection Providential and the novella The Girl With the Golden Shoes. We talked about Jamaica, Caribbean literature, and his creative journey. My favorite line from the interview is when he said the following: "Growing up in Jamaica, one didn't feel that one had access to a literary life.
In a live show filmed during the Miami Book Fair at The Swamp, Joseph Lapin interviewed author and illustrator Derf Backderf, Abrams ComicArts editorial director Charles Kochman, and actor/director/author John Leguizamo.
In the newest episode of The Working Poet Radio Show, you'll hear about an unsolved murder trial, an exploration of how lawyers are creatives, and riffs on beer and Brian Williams, featuring Michael Semanchik of the California Innocence Project.
Roxane Gay, author of "An Untamed State" (Grove Atlantic), co-editor of PANK, and essays editor for The Rumpus, was in Los Angeles recently, and she stopped to talk to The Working Poet Radio Show before her reading at Skylight Books. Listen to Roxane discuss her "An Untamed State," Channing Tatum, and why she is so fascinated with stories about survival.
When I was in Miami, Florida, in April, I talked to P. Scott Cunningham, poet and executive director of O, Miami, during one of his busiest moments: the start of his month-long poetry festival. For the month of April, P. Scott Cunningham puts on a festival that aims to make sure every resident of Miami comes in contact with a poem.