Episode 570: Kathleen Rooney!
On this episode, I talk to Kathleen Rooney about finding the fun despite the end of The Great Enlightenment, the joys of mixing wit and earnestness in verse, the fun of exploring the landscapes of AWP locations despite mentally frying beneath fluorescent lights, the tactile pleasures of typewriters, and other important matters. TEXT DISCUSSED NOTES… Continue reading
Episode 406: Amy Watkins!
Episode 406 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on Apple podcasts, stitcher, spotify, or click here to stream (right click to download, if that’s your thing.) This week, I talk to my friend and colleague Amy Watkins about becoming more systematic about submitting work, and about conceiving of book-length projects of… Continue reading
Announcement: World, Meet Guy Psycho
Announcement by John King Dear readers and listeners, Today is not only my birthday, but also that of my first novel, Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame, out with Beating Windward Press. For those of you who have listened to my podcast awhile, this is the book I went to NYU to write. This is an epic… Continue reading
Episode 202: Publishers Speak!
Episode 202 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. In this week’s episode, I share Litlando 2016’s publishing panel, featuring Danita Berg, Lisa Roney, Raquel Henry, and Ryan Rivas. plus Chris Bedell writes about how Sara Shephard’s Pretty Little Liars: Toxic changed his life. TEXTS… Continue reading
On Top of It #13: Which Way?
On Top of It #13 by Lisa Martens Which Way? I now have a 60,000-word manuscript on my computer, and so I am faced with a problem I’ve had for years: Do I submit to a ton of agents and receive form letters from their interns while my writing sits on my hard drive, or… Continue reading
Episode 146: A Roundtable Discussion of MFA vs. NYC
Episode 146 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. In this week’s episode, I host a roundtable discussion with Vanessa Blakeslee, David James Poissant, and Boris Fishman, in which we critique the essay collection, MFA vs. NYC, Plus J. Bradley reads a selection from his… Continue reading
Episode 108: Matt Peters!
Episode 108 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature, is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. On this week’s show, I talk to the publisher of Beating Windward Press, Matt Peters, Plus Stephen Scully writes a memoir essay about meeting two baseball legends. TEXTS DISCUSSED NOTES The deadline for Beating… Continue reading
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