Posts Tagged ‘Anastamos’

WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 13: GRANT HIER

Grant Hier sits down with Mike to talk the intricacies and difficulties of writing a poem a day for seven straight months, the way his editing process has changed over the years, and why he believes in “show don’t preach.” After a great time at Writers Block Live! Presented by Anastamos, the two decided they needed…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 12: Ada Limón

Continuing guests from Chapman University’s Tabula Poetica reading series, Ada Limón stops by Writers’ Block to read from her collection Bright Dead Things, as well as sneak peeks of her upcoming book. She and Mike talk about reoccurring themes in her work, what it means for a poem to know that it’s a poem, and the…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 11: KATIE MANNING

Poet Katie Manning dropped by Chapman University for the Tabula Poetica reading series, and Mike got to speak with her before her poetry talk! She reads from her full-length collection Tasty Other as well as from her four chapbooks! The two talk about research in poetry, what happens when your identity changes in your adult…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 10: STEVIE TALKS

In the final Chapman Radio* flashback episode, Mike talks to local Orange County musician (and provider of Writers’ Block music) Stevie Talks. Stevie has toured the country with various bands, and now focuses on his solo career, while going back to schools to get his degree in Economics. The two talk about the ups and…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 9: ERIC MORAGO

In another Chapman Radio flashback episode, Mike talks to LA-based poet Eric Morago about performance, persona, and why superheroes often show up in his work (Eric also gives an inspiration shoutout ti previous guest Nancy Woo!). Eric reads work from What We Ache For and from his most recent collection Feasting on Sky. Since recording…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 8: JULIA WALTON

This week Mike talks to author Julia Walton about her debut young adult novel, “Words on Bathroom Walls.” The novel follows Adam, a high schooler with schizophrenia as he navigates the pitfalls of high school. Julia shares her journey as a writer with a depressing detour into the cubicle-filled word of insurance, and how becoming…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 2: ŠTĚPÁNKA JISLOVÁ

In today’s episode, Mike interviews Štěpánka Jislová, a Czech illustrator and comic book artist who served as Chapman’s Artist-in-Residence and contributed to the Fear issue of Anastamos Literary Journal! Check out Štěpánka’s work at her sites: www.facebook.com/stepanka.jislova.illustrations/ www.jislova.com/ ldcpraha.weebly.com/ Like the music? Check out Stevie Talks! ( stevietalks.com/ ) In the mean time you can: Like Us:…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 6: ANDREW TONKOVICH

This week Mike talks to the writer/activist/editor/professor/radio host Andrew Tonkovich! The two talk about the difference between the “traditional” writing roots versus coming to it later in life, fabulist fiction, how the real world influences Andrew’s writing, and his role as an editor and radio host! Find more about Andrew below: The Santa Monica Review:…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 4: MOLLY SCHIOT

In the latest episode of Writers’ Block, Mike interviews Molly Schiot, a director living in Los Angeles with her wife and dog. The two talk about the inception and growth of Molly’s tangible visual aesthetic, commercial directing vs other kinds, and the story behind her coffee table book, Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 3: KEEGAN LESTER

In the latest episode of Writers’ Block, Mike interviews Keegan Lester, a poet who shares his time between Manhattan and West Virginia. The two talk about the importance of community, personas, and how they’ve known each other for over twenty years! Keegan reads a smattering of poems, including pieces from his new book, “this shouldn’t…

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