Pat Snyder Hurley Poetry Volume, and Peripatetic Poets

Columnist Pat Snyder Hurley talks with show host Cynthia Rosi about her forthcoming book of poetry from Night Ballet Press entitled Hard to Swallow, co-written with her husband Bill Hurley. The pair embarked on the poetic journey when Bill was diagnosed with cancer, and it formed a central part of their mindfulness work during that…

Paging Columbus

Paging Columbus founder Hannah Stephenson speaks with Word Carver reporter Amy Dalrymple at the OSU Urban Art Space. Paging Columbus moves to the new Two Dollar Radio location on Parson’s Avenue in November. Slam poet champ Barbara Fant reads from her stunning work. Amy explores the whimsy and wonder of words at amydalrymple.net Listen to…

Coates, Rushdie and Calvino: Beyond Illusion

How many of you feel this alienation and discomfort almost as soon as you open the screen in your cellphone, dip into social media, answer email, or listen to the news? The sages from India called illusion maya and they pray: “from delusion lead me to truth.“ Literature helps us to deal with a society…

Poet Brings Plenty, and Native Perspective

Minnecojou Lakota poet Trevino Brings Plenty discusses two poems from his volume Ghost River, as well as Native culture, writing, and the protests at Standing Rock. You can buy Wakpa Wanagi, Ghost River, on Amazon or order it through your local bookstore. Music by Rise and Shine (2015), Seastock from Jamendo.com. Artwork from a mural…

Gramercy Books, the making of a bookstore success

Linda Kass, owner of Gramercy Books in Bexley, talks about her journey into creating a bookstore which offers a vibrant space for authors and artists, as well as a children’s area and inviting Kittie’s coffee shop to be a (very close) neighbor. Behind-the-scenes information on researching a successful bookstore as well as Kass’ favorite books…

Nita Sweeney, now also in iTunes

Nita Sweeney writes the blog Bum Glue and puts out Write Now Newsletter a comprehensive listing of writer and reader events in central Ohio, through her writer website www.nitasweeney.com. She’s also a student of Natalie Goldberg, and teaches Goldberg’s work in Upper Arlington. Word Carver host Cynthia Rosi talks with Sweeney about using Goldberg’s technique…

Nick White, How to Survive a Summer

Nick White talks about ex-gay ministry and gay conversion therapy in light of his first novel “How to Survive a Summer” an excellent debut and thoughtful summer read. He will be speaking at Grammercy Books in Bexley on June 29th at 7pm. Visit the bookstore website for more details. Listen to the interview here.

Ekphrasis and Emily Bronte

  Word Carver host Cynthia Rosi talks with poet Zoe Brigley Thompson about the ekphrastic art and poetry show hung at Ohio State University. Poetry by Thompson, with art from Victoria Brookland, including the title piece “The Little Cage of Ellis Bell.” To listen, click on the libsyn link. http://wordcarver.libsyn.com/014-word-carver-the-little-cage-of-ellis-bell-interview  

Designing a Writer’s Retreat

For your writing enrichment this summer, listen to podcasts at Writers and Company and KCRW’s Bookworm. Subscribe to CRWROPPS Yahoo list-serve for writing markets, residencies, and job posts, or Duotrope and set up a Submittable account. Nita Sweeney’s email list Write Now Newsletter provides comprehensive information on writing events in Columbus, Ohio, and be sure…

Writing Spiritual Memoir

The temptation while writing spiritual memoir is to focus only on the moment of transformation. This talk explores how the dark night of the soul is as important in spiritual memoir as the healing or resurrection experience. The second of two workshops given by Cynthia Rosi at Columbus Writer’s Conference at Columbus State Community College…