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.

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.

Lindsey Frances Pellino is a poet, animal rescue manager, and hospice worker living in the not rich part of Connecticut. Her first collection of poetry HYSTERICAL SISTERS, published by Vegetarian Alcoholic Press on Valentine's Day, is about fictional and real life women and sisters. We talked about her poetry collection, hysterical Sisters, Laura Palmer, tragic feminie archetypes, toxic masculinity, Greek Tragedy, Sylvia Plath, Tragedy Queens, and Astrology.

Erin Khar lives, loves, and writes in New York City and sometimes other cities too. Her work has been featured many places, including Marie Claire, SELF, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, The Manifest-Station, and Cosmonauts Avenue. We talked addiction, the #MeToo movement, depression, & other not fun things that were somehow fun to talk about with her. Join the F**ed up girl's party for this episode full of amazing true stories & cathartic revelations & if you want more advice from Erin, you can write into her Ravishy column , Ask Erin. Find her on Twitter @ErinKhar

Tiffany Morris is a writer from Nova Scotia. Her horror fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been published in Eye To The Telescope, Room Magazine, and Devolution Z, as well as in anthologies from Clash Books and Carrion Blue 555. We talked about mental health, dating, iconic female literary voices such as Mary Shelley, Sylvia Plath & Lana Del Rey & her story 'The Lazarus Wife' in Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey & Sylvia Plath. Check her out at tiffmorris.com or on twitter @tiffmorris.

Chris Kelso is an award winning writer, editor and illustrator from Scotland. His short stories and articles have appeared in magazines and journals across the UK, US and Canada. We talked Bizarro, books, weird shit, being vegan & life in Scotland.

shy watson is a poet and painter living in brooklyn, ny. she wrote Cheap Yellow (CCM 2018) as well as four chapbooks. we talked about NYC life, poetry, art, AWP & Whale Prom. tune in & find out if blondes really do have more fun.

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