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.

Anna Suarez is a queer Cuban American poet and storyteller. She started her writing career by doing open mics at local Portland bars. Her publications include stories in Exotic Magazine, poetry in Unchaste Volume 2, and scholarly research in Comparative Woman. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and French from Portland State University. This is her first poetry collection out now from CLASH Books. We talked about everything from Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Anais Nin, to Catfish, dick pics & The Kardashians as I worked my way through an entire bottle of white wine & then onto red. Anna drank White Claw Hard Seltzer. They are the unofficial sponsors of this ep. Follow Anna on Instagram @rosemarygoddess

Andrew J. Stone is the author of the novellas The Mortuary Monster and All Hail the House Gods and the forthcoming novel The Ultimate Dinosaur Dance-Off (Rooster Republic Press, 2020). His short stories and poetry have appeared in Hobart, Gutter Eloquence, DOGZPLOT, among others. We talked about revolution, Mexican culture, & his weird asf fiction.

Kenning JP García is an Afro-Absurdist diarist and the one and only NahNahist antipoet living in Albany, NY. Kenning is the author of This Sentimental Education, Slow Living, and Yawning on the Sands. Kenning is an editor at Five 2 One, Rigorous and runs the Ex-Spec Po section of the Operating System. We talked Proust, St. Rocco's Reading Series, Twisted Fairy Tales, serial killers & the appeal of tragedy, while he drank at a bar in Albany. Find Kenning being a sassy Cancerian on Twitter, IG & FB @KJPGarcia

Elle Nash is the author of the novel Animals Eat Each Other (Dzanc Books), which was featured in the 2018 June Reading Room of O - The Oprah Magazine and hailed by Publishers Weekly as a ‘complex, impressive exploration of obsession and desire.’ Her short stories and essays appear in Guernica, The Nervous Breakdown, Literary Hub, The Fanzine, Volume 1 Brooklyn, New York Tyrant and elsewhere. She is a founding editor of Witch Craft Magazine and a fiction editor at Hobart Pulp. We talked Witch Craft Magazine, astrology, social media k holes, & cemeteries. You can follow Elle on Twitter & Instagram @saderotica.

Big Bruiser Dope Boy has been writing for ten years. This is his first book. He lives in Colorado. He’s been published in Burningword, Deluge, Fanzine, Fluland, Hobart, New York Tyrant Magazine, Philosophical Idiot, Tragickal, Witch Craft Magazine, and Word Riot. He tweets @bigbruiserdopeb. Tune in for gay af poetry, Biggie love, & daydrinking.

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 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.  

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