Megan Levad

Megan Levad reads poems from You Are Where You Live and from Another & Another: an anthology from The Grind Daily Writing Series published by Bull City Press. We talk about composing a libretto for an opera, the Vermont Studio Center, writing a poem every day–and sending poems out into the world. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2012-12-12-163001-EST.mp3 Download Audio …

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Toi Derricotte

From the archive: 2012 Toi Derricotte reads from The Undertaker’s Daughter (University of Pittsburgh Press 2011). We talk about nuns, about chaos, about balance and a sense of what’s true. We also hear Toi lead off the show singing one of her favorite songs by Billie Holiday. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2012-11-21-163001-EST.mp3 Download Audio Original airdate: November 21, 2012 …

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Emma Straub

From the archive: 2012 Emma Straub reads from her debut novel Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures (Riverhead Books 2012). We talk about research in Hollywood, the Herrick Library, New York City, Twitter, and working as a bookseller. We also talk about short stories and her collection Other People We Married (Riverhead Books) also out this …

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Dan Gerber + Joseph Bednarik

Dan Gerber reads poems from Sailing Through Cassiopeia (Copper Canyon Press 2012).  We are joined in the studio by Joseph Bednarik of Copper Canyon Press. We talk about creating experience in a poem and being awake, “the opportunity room,” ars poetica and deer. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2012-11-07-163001-EST.mp3 Download Audio

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David Mitchell

From the archive: 2012 David Mitchell reads from his novel The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Random House Trade paperback 2011).  We talk about “word nerdery” and future novels circling one’s head like planes in a holding pattern.  We also talk about Dejima, Cloud Atlas and how music means everything, or close to it. …

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Philip Levine

From the archive: 2012 Philip Levine talks about writing every day.  We also talk about Aunt Belle, Spain, anarchism, Larry Levis, pianist Bill Evans, Detroit, and Adrienne Rich.  Books on the table with us: NEWS OF THE WORLD (2009), BREATH (2004), THE SIMPLE TRUTH (1994), WHAT WORK IS (1991) and NEW SELECTED POEMS (1991) http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2012-10-10-163001-EDT.mp3 …

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Oni Buchanan and Jon Woodward

Oni Buchanan and Jon Woodward discuss their books of poems. We have Oni Buchanan’s “Must A Violence” (University of Iowa Press, 2012) and “What Animal” (University of Georgia Press, 2003) and Jon Woodward’s “Uncanny Valley” (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012) on the table. We talk about their collaboration with electroacoustic composer John Gibson “Uncanny …

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Carrie Fountain

Carrie Fountain reads from Burn Lake (2010) published by Penguin Books. We talk about history and region in poems, naming a book, The Broken Spoke and dancing in Austin. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2012-09-19-163001-EDT.mp3 Download Audio For more about the author, click here!

Scott Lasser

Scott Lasser talks about his novel Say Nice Things About Detroit published by W.W. Norton & Company. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2012-07-18-163001-EDT.mp3 Download Audio For more about the author, click here! photo credit: Joanne Chen

Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter read from her novel Criminal published by Delacorte Press. We talk about what it takes to write a thriller. We also talk about saving our public libraries and writing from a southern identity. http://beanball.wcbn.org/rss/Living_Writers/wcbn-living_writers-2012-07-11-163001-EDT.mp3 Download Audio For more about the author, click here!

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