Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

Writers’ Block Live! with Andrew Wessels and Fisayo Adeyeye

This episode of Writers’ Block Live! was recorded October 21, 2017 in celebration of the book release of Cradles by Fisayo Adeyeye. He and Andrew Wessels read to a packed house at the 1888 Center, and were interview by Julianne Berokoff. Fisayo Adeyeye is an MFA candidate at San Francisco State University. He is the former Poetry Editor…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 19: VICTORIA CHANG

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Today’s guest is Victoria Chang! Awhile back, Victoria stopped by Mike’s house and the two sat on the living room floor for some reason and chatted about why Victoria doesn’t like doing readings, the benefits of a writer keeping a day job, and why she’s drawn to poetry “projects.” If you’re in the Southern California…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 18: ANNA LEAHY

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Anna Leahy is a poet, nonfiction writer, and professor. She is the author of the nonfiction book Tumor, and co-author of Conversing with Cancer, Generation Space, and What We Talk about When We Talk about Creative Writing. Her poetry collections are Aperture and Constituents of Matter. Her essays won the top prizes from Ninth Letter…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 17: EMILY BEAVER

Emily Beaver is a triple threat: writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Emily is obsessed with people. She handles this by writing about them, and has done so ever since the age of eight. Since then she’s gone on to be published in various magazines and collections, including Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book, and…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 15: CAROLYN FORCHE

Carolyn Forche

Mike got to sit down with Chapman Presidential Fellow and living legend  Carolyn Forche! Carolyn Forche is a poet, editor, translator, human rights activist, professor, and all around badass. Her poetry collections include Blue Hour, The Angel of History, The Country Between Us, Gathering the Tribes, and the forthcoming, In the Lateness of the World.…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 14: GENEVIEVE KAPLAN

Genevieve Kaplan

The final poet in the Fall 2017 Tabula Poetica visiting poet series (and TAB contributor), Genevieve Kaplan dropped by the studio at Chapman University to talk about her journey from undergrad to PhD in Poetry. She discusses her continued exploration of poetry in unexpected forms and places, and why she drives to write outside her…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 13: GRANT HIER

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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 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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