Writing Craft Discussions

Episode 2: John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction with Jaroslav Kalfař.

Episode 6: Stephen King’s On Writing with Jaroslav Kalfař.

Episode 112: Aristotle’s “Poetics” with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 119: Douglas Glover’s Attack of the Copula Spiders with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 126: Horace’s “Ars Poetica” with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 135: James Wood’s How Fiction Works with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 146: MFA vs. NYC with Vanessa Blakeslee, David James Poissant, and Boris Fishman.

Episode 155: Longinus’s “On the Sublime” with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 166: Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 171: Jorge Luis Borges’s This Craft of Verse with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 189: Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Poetry as Insurgent Art with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 197: Carole Maso’s Break Every Rule with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 205: Wallace Stevens’s “The Noble Rider and the Sound of Words” with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 217: Charles Bukowski’s On Writing with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 224: Virginia Woolf’s “Modern Fiction” & “Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown” with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 233: David Foster Wallace’s “E Unibus Plurim” with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 241: Jennie Jarvis’s Crafting the Character Arc with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 248: E. L. Doctorow’s Creationists with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 257: Margaret Atwood’s In Other Worlds with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 264: Jhumpa Lahiri’s In Other Words with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 269: Robert Paul Lamb’s Art Matters: Hemingway, Craft, and the Creation of the Modern Short Story with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 275: Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 281: Colum McCann’s Letters to a Young Writer with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 287: Ann Hood’s Morningstar: Growing Up with Books with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 300: David Mamet’s Three Uses of the Knife with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 304: Bookfight! vs. The Drunken Odyssey with Tom McAllister, Dan Brady, and Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 313: Alexander Pope’s “Essay on Criticism” with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 321: E. M. Forster’s Aspects of the Novel with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 332: Chuck Palahniuk’s Stranger Than Fiction with Vanessa Blakeslee.

Episode 337: Stephen King’s Danse Macabre with Dale Lucas, Tom Lucas, and Elise McKenna.