Monday, June 25, 2012

June 23, 2012 Naomi Ruth Lowinsky live!!!

This past Saturday we were so fortunate to have writer and Jungian therapist Naomi Ruth Lowinsky live in studio to talk about her books Crimes of the Dreamer (Scarlet Tanager Books, July 2005) and Adagio and Lamentation (il piccolo editions, June 10, 2010). She gave us some background on Jung and the ways in which his philosophy informs her work, including the 'shadow aspects' of the personality. In writing, Lowinsky gets inspiration from her muse, The Sister From Below. She writes about dreams, family history and the Shoah (holocaust), using both her narrative and surrealist instinct. Some of her work has been set to music and we hope to play some on a later show. Stay tuned!  Check out Lowinsky's blog at http://www.sisterfrombelow.com/
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Monday, June 18, 2012

June 16, 2012 Paul Vangelisti part 3

On Saturday we aired part three of our interview with writer and translator Paul Vangelisti, who talked to us about his books Two (Talisman 2010), and Wholly Falsetto with People Dancing (forthcoming in 2013). We talked about how past creative works and the legacy of the word makes their way into current writing. He further discussed translation and how he strives to create context in his poetry. We touched on the Los Angeles and San Francisco writing scenes. As before, Vangelisti impressed us with his endless knowledge regarding just about everything  Click here to listen

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 9, 2012 Paul Vangelisti part 2

On June 9th we aired part two of our interview with writer and translator Paul Vangelisti, who was kind enough to join us during his visit to San Francisco last month. He discusses being a writer in Los Angeles and what he calls 'cynicism' in language and how language has been corrupted by advertising and media. Again, we were impressed with his diverse knowledge of poets and poetic history. He recounts some of his experience in being a translator. In studio, we were spurred to talk about the possible responsibility of the reader to investigate the references and content in a given creative piece. Part three of this wonderful interview will be aired June 16th!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 2, 2012 Paul Vangelisti Part 1

This past Saturday we aired the first part of our interview with poet and translator Paul Vangelisti. Before getting to the interview, Delia and Nicholas talk about the experience of reading Paul's book Two (Talisman 2010), and the constraints used in his poems. During the interview, Paul talks about his experience writing the book and getting it published. He talks about the current state of education, its effects on our understanding of language, and the 'corruption' of language.

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