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Apr 30, 2014

Juliet Escoria is the guest. Her new story collection, Black Cloud, is now available from Civil Coping Mechanisms.  

Adam Wilson says

"Juliet Escoria is like a gutter-punk Grace Paley."

And Benjamin Samuel, co-editor of Electric Literature, says

"Reading the stories in Black Cloud is like getting punched in the throat;...

Apr 27, 2014

Sommer Browning is the guest. Her new poetry collection, Backup Singers, is now available from Birds Publishing.  

Mathias Svalina says

"Sometimes I think Sommer Browning is a James Wright for the basic cable generation, at others the gorgeously deformed lovechild of H.D. and Groucho Marx. What I mean is I cannot...

Apr 23, 2014

Josh Raab is the guest. He is the founder of The Newer York Press, an experimental literary publisher based in Los Angeles.  Its latest title, The Inevitable June, by Bob Schofield, is now available for pre-order.

Monologue topics: the desert, Coachella, fish tacos,...

Apr 20, 2014

Justin Hocking is the guest. His new memoir, The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, is now available from Graywolf Press. It is the official April selection of the TNB Book Club.

Cheryl Strayed says

"As generous as it is smart, as intimate as it is grand, as illuminating as it is dark. With grace and guts, Justin...

Apr 16, 2014

Today's show features conversations with multiple authors, all of whom have contributed to a new anthology entitled Labor DayTrue Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers.  Guests include the anthology's editors, Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon, as well as Amy Brill, Arielle Greenberg, Cristina Henriquez, Heidi...