Word Carver, working lunch

Amy and Cynthia analyze poems by Allison Joseph and Allen Ginsburg, and gossip about the writing life. Listen to Word Carver here, or subscribe in podcasts on your favorite player.

Lee Martin | The Mutual UFO Network

Master writer Lee Martin takes us behind the scenes in his new short-story volume The Mutual UFO Network, a book that took 16 years to craft. Martin is a Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University, and the author of a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, The Bright Forever. Listen to Word Carver here, or subscribe in podcasts…

Charles O’Donnell | #amwriting and Self Publishing

Self publishing is easy — if you’ve spent 35 years as an engineer in product development like Charles O’Donnell. The discipline and pacing of engineering means that the author of The Girlfriend Experience and Shredded can keep up a production schedule and a writing schedule simultaneously. Listen with a pencil in hand as O’Donnell describes…

The Husband | Aaron Daniel Behr

In The Husband, Aaron Daniel Behr explores the end of his marriage and debilitating anxiety. Behr reveals the roots of trauma in his life and how that impacted his relationships, but also how he has healed through self-awareness and a strengthening faith. The Husband is out from Columbus Press. To learn more, visit Behr’s website.…

Dustin Pearson and Hannah Stephenson

Pearson’s “Millennial Roost” uses the metaphor of the chicken yard to describe violation. He’s a McKnight Doctoral Fellow at Florida State University and has won many awards. Stephenson, who blogs at The Storialist read from her collection “In the Kettle, the Shriek.” Beloved in Columbus as a founder of the monthly book reading series, Paging…

Re|Gun Reboot

Ronald Re|Gun — a re-animated cyborg version of the dead President — tries to take over the world. Only a tortoise from the Galapagos has the power to stop him. Listen to work from students at Columbus State, as they take you into an altered reality in “Re|Gun Reboot.” Artwork by Ryann Chambers. Listen to…

Best Books of Spring with Gramercy’s Linda Kass

Spring weather means birdsong, so  open the window and listen to best books from top authors. From Tayari Jone’s Oprah Book Club winner to the latest from the author of The Nightingale plus many more, Linda Kass of Gramercy Books walks you through titles in independent bookstores around the country. Listen to Word Carver here!…

Essayist and Poet Hanif Abdurraqib

Columbus native Hanif Abdurraqib talks about the themes running through his latest book, a collection of essays called “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us.” Speaking with Word Carver host Cynthia Rosi, the two compare themes emerging in the essays with Abdurraquib’s previous volume of poetry “The Crown Ain’t Worth Much.” Additional reporting by…