Wednesday, August 31, 2011

8/27/11: Brian Teare Part 2

In Part 2 of our interview with Brian Teare, we discuss his poem “Of Paradise and the Structure of Gardens” from Pleasure (Ahsahta), the “queer body politic,” creating “mythic spaces,” snake cults, the difference between sin and heresy, cartography, and Jean Delumeau!

Brian also reads “Eden Tiresias” and shares how Gnosticism (especially via the snake-loving Ophites!) has given him permission to recall and reengage Eden—where “it came alive outside the mind, intellect/ its own elegy, and Adam did not/ love it.”

In the second half, Brian reads “As If from Letters of Surveyor Samuel Maclay” from his previous collection Sight Map (UC Press) and talks about how many of the poems in the collection were written while he was “walking the Susquehanna.”

Candy Shue joins us live in the studio, and we conclude with her review of Brenda Hillman’s Practical Water (Wesleyan). Click here to listen.

Monday, August 22, 2011

8/20/11 Interview with Brian Teare

This past Saturday, it was our great pleassure to air the first part of our interview with the beautiful poet Brian Teare. In early July, we had the opportunity to sit down with Brian before he left for his new teaching gig in Philly. He read his work, and answered our endless questions about his process as well as how the lyric, homoeroticism and religion inform his work. He even educated us on nasturtiums!  Please give a listen to this inspiring interview. Part 2 of his interview will be airing August 27th. Click here to Listen

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 13, 2011: Interview with Erin Morrill

On August 13th we sat down with Erin Morrill, poet and editor of Trafficker Press. She talked about how she uses music in performance, the creation of her poetry and Alphonso Lingis. We got to hear how she came to run a chapbook press. She also blessed us with oodles of her wonderful poetry! Click here to listen

8/6/11 Laura Goode Interview

Without further delay.....
On August 6th we interviewed poet and novelist Laura Goode, whose novel Sister Mischief, has just been published by Candlewick Press. Goode described her book as "an interracial gay hip-hop love story for teens" and it is just that! Listen in as she talks about hip-hop, publishing, poetry and the evolution of this great work of fiction. Click here to listen

Monday, August 15, 2011

Links to Shows Forthcoming

Hi All!
We wanted to apologize that we have not yet posted our 8/6 show, with our interview with the wonderful poet and novelist Laura Goode. There are some technical difficulties. We will post it as soon as we can
Jay, Nicholas and Delia

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

PAR Calendar: August 9-August 13

Tuesday, August 9

Marin Poetry Center’s Summer Traveling Show presents a reading hosted by Geri DiGiorno: featuring Ronna Leon, Ethel Mays, Mark Meierding, Susan Cohen, David Seter & Maggie Tuteur.


Pelican Art Gallery, 143 Petaluma Boulevard, North Petaluma

Wednesday, August 10

Sunset Poetry by the Bay featuring Devreux Baker, Blake More, Lydia Rand & Janet DeBar.


Studio 333 Art Gallery, 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito

Thursday, August 11

Thursdays at Readers featuring Matt Sedillo & Luke Warm Water.


Readers Cafe, Building C, South End, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Friday, August 12

Displaced Book Launch featuring readings from Brian Whitener’s Displaced press: Brandon Brown, Samantha Giles, Taylor Brady & Rob Halpern.

7:00pm doors; 7:30pm reading

Small Press Distribution, 1341 Seventh Street, Berkeley


Last Word presents a poetry reading by Randy Fingland and Marianne Robinson, plus open mic.


Nefeli Caffe, 1854 Euclid Avenue, near Hearst, Berkeley

Saturday, August 13

Featured poetry reading by Jeanne Wagner and Zara Raab, open mic follows.


Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

July 30th: Chris Stroffolino discusses the KUSF Sale

On 7/30/11 we aired the final part of Chris Stroffolino's interview. Here, he discusses the sale of KUSF and his open letter to the University of San Francisco president, Father Stephen A. Privett.
Chris Stroffolino is an American poet, musician, critic, performer, and author of 12 books of poetry and prose. His first solo album, Single-Sided Doubles, was released in December 2010 on Popsnob Records.
Speaking of Chris's album, you'll also get to hear a piece from Single-Sided Doubles.
And we played our very first audio poetry submission by poet (and awesome book reviewer) Candy Shue.
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