Host Joseph Lapin sat down with Joe Clifford at the 2016 Miami Book Fair to discuss the creative journey, work, and the pressures of writing, as well as many of the emotional overtones of his work. Joe Clifford is acquisitions editor for Gutter Books and producer of Lip Service West, a "gritty, real, raw" reading series in Oakland, CA.
Joseph Lapin sat down with Nick Flynn to talk about his creative journey and his new poetry book "My Feelings" at the Miami Book Fair. Flynn is also the author of the books of poetry Blind Huber (2002), The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands (2011), and My Feelings (2015). He has also written several memoirs, including Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (2004), Being Flynn (2005), The Ticking is the Bomb (2010), and The Reenactments (2013); and the play Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins (2008).
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.