Features a pair of authors published by Twelve Winters Press, JD Schraffenberger and Rachel Jamison Webster. A longer excerpt of Rachel’s interview is availabe in issue 8.1 of Quiddity. Also featured in this episode is poet and 8.1 contributor Charlotte Pence reading a poem “Lemons Are Not Nipples” from her debut collection Many Small Fires (Black Lawrence Press, 2015) Author and spouse Adam Prince discusses the poem with Charlotte. Closing out the show is the 2014 Linda H. Bromberg Prose Poetry Winner Eileen Malone and her poem “weed, seed, creed,” published in issue 8.1.
Features an examination of Abraham Lincoln: the poet. Joanna Beth Tweedy interviews Dan Guillory, a PhD in American literature from Tulane University. A native of New Orleans, Guillory is an essayist and poet with eight books, including, The Lincoln Poems (Mayhaven, 2008) and People and Places in the Land of Lincoln (Mayhaven,2010), and House Poems (Mayhaven, 2013).
Features an interview with poet Jim Moore. In 2012 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his book Invisible Strings. His poems have appeared three times in Pushcart Prize Editions as well as in many magazines, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Kenyon Review. He has also won the Minnesota Book Award for his poetry four times. In Fall of 2014, Underground–a collection of new and selected works was published by Greywolf Press. This episode also includes an excerpt of “A Boat Story” by Luke Wiget from issue 8.1.
Features a conversation with Poem of The Week founder Andrew McFayden-Ketcham and author Lucy Jane Bledsoe’s short story “Thaw” (originally published in Quiddity issue 6.1) . Andrew’s work has appeared in such journals as Glimmer Train, The Missiouri Review, and The Writer’s Chronicle. Besides teaching at the University of Colorado Boulder, Andrew has been involved in numerous writing projects including editing several anthologies for Upper Rubber Boot Books. Poem of The Week was a poetry project Andrew started in 2006 and is going strong today. At the same time he founded Poem of The Week, Andrew started work on his first collection of poems, Ghost Gear, released by the University of Arkansas Press in 2014.
Lucy Jane Bledsoe’s work has won the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize, the Sherwood Anderson Prize for Fiction, a California Arts Council Fellowship, and two National Science Foundation Artists & Writers fellowships. Her most recent novel is The Big Bang Symphony (University of Wisconsin Press, 2010).
Features a review of our seventh broadcasting season featuiring work from issues 7.1 and 7.2 as well as segements from the last year. Included in this episode are excepts from interviews with Matt Rasmussen, Tim Seibles, and Jacob Saenz. We also review our Midwestern Roundtable and the 2014 Pygmalion Literary Festival.