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Get LIT With Leza

I talk to cool ass writers. So chill with me, and Get LIT With Leza. This is a CLASH Books podcast.

Brian Alan Ellis runs House of Vlad Productions, is the author of novellas, short-story collections, Something to Do with Self-Hate, & Sad Laughter. His writing has appeared at Juked, Hobart, Monkeybicycle, Electric Literature, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Funhouse, Talking Book, and Queen Mob’s Tea House, among other places. We got down & talked suicide, his sad life & AWP travel plans. He lives in Florida, and tweets sad and clever things at both @brianalanellis and @HouseofVlad.

Autumn Christian is a fiction writer from Texas who currently lives in California. She is the author of The Crooked God Machine, We Are Wormwood, Ecstatic Inferno, and GIRL LIKE A BOMB, forthcoming from CLASH Books. We talked about her novel, Nymphomaniac by Lars Von Trier, Kids by Harmony Korine, Edgar Alan Poe, & TRAGEDY QUEENS: STORIES INSPIRED BY LANA DEL REY & SYLVIA PLATH. She blogs at autumnchristian.net and you can find her on Twitter & IG @teachrobotslove

Max Booth III is the Editor-in-Chief of Perpetual Motion Machine, the Managing Editor of Dark Moon Digest, a columnist for LitReactor, and the author of numerous novels, including The Nightly Disease, which some critics have labelled as the Holy Bible for the customer service industry. His next novel, Carnivorous Lunar Activities, is forthcoming through Fangoria’s new line of horror paperbacks. He lives in Texas. Follow him on Twitter @GiveMeYourTeeth. Had a lovely chat with Max about writing, travel, suicide & working the night shift at a hotel full of miscreants. 

Kailey Tedesco is the author of She Used to be on a Milk Carton (April Gloaming Publishing) and These Ghosts of Mine, Siamese (Dancing Girl Press). Her newest collection, Lizzie, Speak, will be available in early 2019 from White Stag Publishing. She is the co-founder of Rag Queen Periodical and an associate editor for Luna Luna Magazine. You can find her work featured or forthcoming in Fairy Tale Review, Prelude, Witch Craft Mag, fields, glitterMOB, and more. Follow @kaileytedesco. We talked travel, weddings, & witchy things.

Kat Giordano is a poet (1%) and massive millennial crybaby (99%) from Pennsylvania. She co-edits Philosophical Idiot and works for a law firm somehow. She is also the author of many highly embarrassing social media meltdowns. Her poems have appeared in OcculumGhost City ReviewAwkward MermaidThe Cincinnati ReviewRat's Ass Review, and others. Her debut full-length poetry collection, The Poet Confronts Bukowski’s Ghost, is available now.  

HE HAS MANY NAMES is the debut novella by Drew Chial. MetaHorror meets Haunted Hotel meets Luciferian horror. This is a mystery that takes you into the anxieties of the artist trying to create in the age of mechanical reproduction & soulless commercialism, & of the power of the mind to create & overcome the illusions & the nightmares that drive us. I chatted with Drew Chial about the paranormal, spooky hotels, metahorror, & more!

 

Had a rad late night conversation with with horror author Brendan Vidito about body horror, trauma, sexuality, fairy tales, horror as creative catharsis, and his upcoming collection, Nightmares in Ecstasy. Brendan Vidito is a short story author and novelist from Sudbury, Ontario. His work has appeared in several magazines and anthologies, including Splatterpunk's Not Dead, Dead Bait 4 and the upcoming Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath. NIGHTMARES IN ECSTASY is his first book. You can visit him at brendanvidito.wordpress.com

Had a rad time chillin with Wrath James White talking poetry, strange sex, and art theory at Killercon. Wrath James White is the author of the dark erotic poetry collection If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse out now through CLASH Books.

Things get fun & dirty with Kim Vodicka as we talk Elvis, poetry, love & of course, sex. Kim Vodicka is the spokesbitch of a degeneration and heart-reactionary at the rearguard of the rose arts. Her poems, art, and essays have been featured in Spork, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Makeout Creek, Luna Luna Magazine, Paper Darts, Tarpaulin Sky, Best American Experimental Writing, Nasty! and many others. Her poetry collection, Psychic Privates, from White Stag Press is out now! Cruise her at kimvodicka.com.

Bethany Moore is a poet, witch, and activist who has published in various online journals and print magazines. She has been writing poetry and practicing Paganism since before the age of twelve, and enjoys the study of healing, alchemy, and ritual work. Moore is also an activist who has published in various online journals and print magazines. We talked about her federal marijuana activism, witchcraft, my upcoming Gnostic wedding, & our mutual love of poetry.

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