Scott McMclanahan reminices about his youthful exploits, the middle school band he got kicked out of, pop culture, panda head poet wars, furries & The Sarah Book. He gives me terrible podcasting tips about how to alienate my audience more. We also talk about how Noah Cicero is so weird & cool & how being obsessed with social media is overrated. Join us for this rambly & hilarious detour from reality where Scott drops his pearls of Southern wisdom. Scott McClanahan is the author of Hill William, Crapalachia, The Sarah Book & other stories. He lives in West Virginia.
Due to recent events in the literary community I recorded an episode with Jessica McHugh, who writes speculative, horror, and YA fiction, about what it is like to be a female who writes. We talk about the difficulties and the harassment we face on a regular basis simply for being female. We exchange funny and scary stories & end up having a rollicking good time laughing about all the fuckbois. Join us!
Sarah Gerard talks about her new collection of personal essays about her childhood & the state that she grew up in. We talk birds, writing, religion, dreams, water, astrology, music, art & addiction. Join us for this amazing moment with the author of the exciting & critically acclaimed Sunshine State.
Joanna C. Valente & Michael J. Seidlinger sat on a rooftop in Bed Stuy & talked about their writing, Civil Coping Mechanisms, witchy empowerment, sexism, living in NYC, travelling, AWP, and so much rambling & random questions.
Join us for a witchy lit convo talking about living in NYC & being a poet & Lana Del Rey & selfies & trying to have it all. Lisa Marie Basile is an editor, writer and poet living in NYC. She is the founding editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine and the author of APOCRYPHAL (Noctuary Press, 2014), as well as a few chapbooks: Andalucia (Poetry Society of New York), War/Lock(Hyacinth Girl Press), and Triste (Dancing Girl Press). Her book NYMPHOLEPSY (co-authored with poet Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein), was a finalist in the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards.
Her poetry and other work can be or will be seen in PANK, Spork, The Atlas Review, Tarpaulin Sky, the Tin House blog, The Huffington Post, The Rumpus, Rogue Agent, Moonsick Magazine, Best American Poetry, Spoon River Poetry Review, PEN American Center and the Ampersand Review, among others.
Got mystical and contemplative with author Noah Cicero. We talk sadness, poetry, and neural passageways. Noah Cicero is the author of Bipolar Cowboy (Lazy Fascist Press) and a bunch of other books. Check him out. he's cool. Twitter @noahcicero
Got witchy with Elle Nash. We talked sigils, poetry, & motherhood. Elle Nash is the author of the forthcoming novel Animals Eat Each Other (Dzanc Books, 2018), and the chapbooks AVOKA (Ghost City Press, 2017) and i can remember the meaning of every tarot card but i can’t remember what i texted you last night (Nostrovia Press, 2016). She is a founding editor at Witch Craft Magazine.
Poet and Magician Cooper Wilhelm fills me in on the best raccoons on Instagram & we talk meditation & poetry & witchcraft. Cooper Wilhelm is the author of a microchapbook about necromancy and breakups called Klaatu Verata Nikto (Ghost City Press 2016), as well as of DUMBHEART/STUPIDFACE (Siren Songs 2017) and of an as of yet untitled chapbook about pigs from Business Bear Press. He hosts Into the Dark, a talkshow about witchcraft on Radio Free Brooklyn and tweets @CooperWilhelm
Kelby Losack gives us a tour of his body of ink, on his body and in print. We talk heroin, books, broken hearts, and bad decisions. These are the true stories that made their way into his new book, Heathenish, published by Broken River Books. Kelby is the quintessential reformed bad boy with a heart of gold. Get Lit With us!