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.
WPRS's second show, "What is Reality," was recorded before a live audience at the Mark Taper Auditorium in the Central Library, Downtown Los Angeles. Our guests were Michael Semanchik of the California Innocence Project, Cosmo Scharf of Virtual Reality LA, and Mark Haskell Smith the author of Raw, Baked, and more.
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.