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 of Fourteen Hills, a former Co-Curator of the VelRo Graduate Reading Series. His chapbook Blackfish was a finalist for the 2015 Best Prize Chapbook Contest (Big Lucks). He is the author of Cradles (Nomadic Press). He has poems published in Noble / Gas Qtrly, Nailed Magazine, Print Oriented Bastards, This Magazine, and others.
Andrew Wessels has lived in Houston, Cambridge, and Las Vegas. Currently, he splits his time between Istanbul and Los Angeles. He has held fellowships from Poets & Writers and the Black Mountain Institute. His work has been published in VOLT, Witness, Tammy Journal, Faultline, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, and Colorado Review, among others. Semi Circle, a chapbook of his translations of Nurduran Duman, was published by Goodmorning Menagerie (2016). His first book, from 1913 Press in San Diego, is A Turkish Dictionary.
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